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From East with Love: Dissecting Pro-China Bias in Czech and Slovak Alternative Media

Veronika Blablová, Peter Dubóczi, Pavel Havlíček, Matěj Šimalčík, Ivana Karásková, Barbara Kelemen, Michaela Růžičková
While China and Russia’s external propaganda work differently, following distinct objectives and tactics, the convergence of messaging through similar channels and matching audiences found in Central Europe warrants attention. The analyzed alternative media do not use manipulative techniques that are obvious at first sight. Instead, they employ subtle strategies, such as smuggling in specific quotes out of context, muddling facts, giving added prominence to Chinese and Russian voices, and deliberately omitting crucial information. 
Read the new analysis edited and co-authored by CEDMO researcher Ivana Karásková.
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