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Taiwanese Students Form Coalition to Combat Chinese Fake News

A coalition of Taiwanese student groups announced the creation of the “Youth Front for Boycotting Fake News” over the weekend. The organization intends to challenge Chinese efforts to influence Taiwanese culture and politics with propaganda.

Hong Kong pro-democracy student leader Joshua Wong, center, listens to speakers during a democracy forum in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Taiwan will hold its presidential elections on Jan. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

China Denies Interfering with Taiwan’s Election

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday denied what it called “vague accusations” of Chinese interference in this weekend’s Taiwanese elections. The election will be closely watched as a measure of President Tsai Ing-wen’s political strength and Taiwan’s ability to resist intense pressure from mainland China.

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Gavin Newsom Appears in 1st-grade Textbook with Abraham Lincoln, MLK

Parents in a Sacramento, California suburban school district were shocked this week to discover that Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Party candidate for governor in November, was portrayed in a first-grade textbook as a “champion for people’s rights.”

Gavin Newsom smirk (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Chinese City Loads a Train with Xi Jinping Propaganda

The city of Changchun in northeastern China offered an unusual “gift” to the Communist Party on its 97th birthday: a train festooned with quotes from President-for-Life Xi Jinping and crewed by rappers who preach Xi’s ideology to the beat of bamboo instruments.

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Chinese Navy Propaganda Video Reveals Anger over RIMPAC Snub

Communist China’s navy released a propaganda video showing off its naval capabilities in frustration over America’s decision not to invite Beijing to the annual U.S.-led Pacific joint military drill and “naval keg party,” known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPCA), Task & Purpose reported this week.

Chinese Navy Propaganda Video Reveals Anger over RIMPAC Snub

North Korea Pulls Anti-American Merchandise from Souvenir Shops

Not only has North Korea canceled its annual month of anti-American rage this year (or at least toned it down quite a bit), but visitors tell reporters this week that America-bashing merchandise is disappearing from souvenir shops despite their status as perennial bestsellers.

North Korean souvenirs postcards and book purchased by Matthew Lee, diplomatic writer for The Associated Press, are photographed in Washington, Friday, May 11, 2018. Lee was one of two journalists allowed to accompany Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his trip to North Korea this week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. Promises to ‘Increase Flow of Independent Information’ to North Korea

The diplomatic thaw between North and South Korea led to the highly publicized dismantling of propaganda loudspeakers along the border this week, but the U.S. State Department promised on Wednesday that the effort to bring “independent information” to communist North Korea will continue.

South Korean activists release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets at a park near the inter-Korea border in Paju, north of Seoul, on October 10, 2014

Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

VARSOVIE, Poland — Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.

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PHOTOS: Islamic State Beats Syrian Man for Selling Cigarettes

TEL AVIV — Despite its continued weakening position in Syria and near-complete removal from Iraq, the Islamic State terrorist organization has disseminated propaganda photos showing IS police beating a Syrian resident of accused of selling cigarettes.

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