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New interview with Sarah Lohmann: Beijing-linked influence campaign takes aim at Western investors

August 18, 2022

‘While the methods of disinformation operation using inauthentic social media accounts are “not new”, “they are becoming more refined and targeting a more specific audience”, Ms Sarah Lohmann, acting assistant professor for international studies at the University of Washington and a visiting professor at the US Army War College, tells fDi.

“A Beijing-linked influence campaign [is expected] to target Europe next,” she adds, arguing that the mining sectors in Sweden and Norway are potentially in the crosshairs, as the EU intends to use these two Nordic countries as its alternative to Chinese raw materials.’

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