Chinese Propaganda Has Infected Daily Mail’s Coronavirus Coverage

A prominent British news outlet widely read in the U.S. has recently published multiple stories about the coronavirus pandemic based on information from the Communist Party of China’s official newspaper and other propaganda outlets.

by Chuck Ross

The Daily Mail, the popular British tabloid widely read in the United States, has published dozens of articles in recent months about coronavirus that were based on stories originating from People’s Daily, the communist party’s official newspaper, and other Chinese propaganda mills.

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found that the Daily Mail has published thousands of articles in recent years as part of a content-sharing agreement with People’s Daily.

Whether that agreement is explicitly in place now is unclear, but the tabloid has nonetheless cited Chinese government news outlets extensively in its coverage of coronavirus. The Daily Mail did not return multiple requests for comment.

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