Extreme-right misinformation is flooding Chinese media in Canada - and observers say there's virtually nothing stopping it - 2019-10-20

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F94.png Extreme-right misinformation is flooding Chinese media in Canada - and observers say there's virtually nothing stopping it October 20, 2019, Jeremy Nuttall, Toronto Star

VANCOUVER—Some of the posts suggest teaching sexual and gender identity in schools could cause an AIDS outbreak. Others warn Mexicans are streaming across the border to sell drugs or that hatred against Muslims is only natural. The articles are called misinformation by some and flat out hate speech by others.

They are but a sampling of the far-right rhetoric on Chinese-language websites and social media platforms like WeChat, often described as a cross between Facebook and Twitter. Observers warn that there's almost nothing challenging a torrent of anti-refugee, anti-LGBT and anti "white liberal" literature spiking online.

"When this privileged group settled down in Canada, they will have an easy life without evening finding a job," reads one article touching on Muslim refugees when discussing Chinese voters. It was written by contributor Feng Si Hai on Chinese-language news publication Lahoo.ca. in March 2019.

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