Escape from Lockdown

Episode 20 - Michael P. Senger

September 28, 2020 Alex McCarron
Escape from Lockdown
Episode 20 - Michael P. Senger
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Escape from Lockdown
Episode 20 - Michael P. Senger
Sep 28, 2020
Alex McCarron

Alex talks to lawyer and researcher Michael P. Senger about social media warfare, particularly, the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda campaign to ensure other states bring in nationwide lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael reveals why governments so eagerly embraced lockdowns, in part due to huge pro-lockdown social media campaigns, and how the policy itself was modelled on Xi Jinping's Fangkong health and security philosophy. He explains the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative, designed to spread Chinese influence around the globe, and why Sweden, almost uniquely, resisted the lockdown policy.

Michael P. Senger's twitter thread in which he posts his evidence for Chinese social can be found here, subsequently collated into China's Global Lockdown Propaganda Campaign, for The Tablet. 

Show Notes

Alex talks to lawyer and researcher Michael P. Senger about social media warfare, particularly, the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda campaign to ensure other states bring in nationwide lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael reveals why governments so eagerly embraced lockdowns, in part due to huge pro-lockdown social media campaigns, and how the policy itself was modelled on Xi Jinping's Fangkong health and security philosophy. He explains the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative, designed to spread Chinese influence around the globe, and why Sweden, almost uniquely, resisted the lockdown policy.

Michael P. Senger's twitter thread in which he posts his evidence for Chinese social can be found here, subsequently collated into China's Global Lockdown Propaganda Campaign, for The Tablet.