december 2020

Canada’s intelligence service says Iran, China and Russia engaging in COVID-19 disinformation

A confidential report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) obtained by Global News is linking Iran, China and Russia to COVID-19 disinformation campaigns. The service says the countries have spread falsehoods about the virus and conspiracy theories with the objective of increased mistrust and suspicion of western governments and public health authorities. David Akin explains.