Dragonbridge: China’s Secret Bot Network Targets Escaped Virologist Dr. Li-meng Yan & Scientists Who Support The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory – Ask Dr. Drew
Media Forensics Hub of Clemson University uncovered a Chinese state-sponsored campaign to discredit scientists who say COVID originated from a lab in Wuhan – and escaped virologist Dr. Li-meng Yan is one of their top targets. By churning out thousands of offensive memes and spammy posts, the CCP government aims to discredit its critics and bury conversations under millions of bot accounts and fake profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
The report says China organized “what is sometimes referred to as the 50 Cent Army, a collection of as many as two million social media users which make online comments at the direct behest of the state” and that the operation “has been called by different names by different analysts, including “Spamouflage Dragon“ (by the network analysis firm Graphika) and “Dragonbridge” (by the Google owned cybersecurity firm Mandiant) and has been operating continuously since, at least, April 2017.”
Dr. Li-meng Yan (AKA Dr. Yan Limeng, 闫丽梦 or 閆麗夢) is a Chinese virologist known for her publications and interviews alleging that SARS-CoV-2 was made in a Chinese government laboratory. She came to the United States in 2020, where she has co-authored several preprint research papers that are intended to back up her claims.