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Chinese Commercial Firm OneSight Conducts Disinformation Operations in Support of the Chinese State against Uyghurs

by | Nov 23, 2021 | Blog

Nisos research revealed Chinese commercial marketing firm OneSight developed a sophisticated social media management and monitoring system to propagate political disinformation against the Uyghur community.  The research indicates the campaign was likely conducted on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Previous research into a breach of OneSight identified sophisticated social media surveillance tooling used for widespread disinformation campaigns across many major Chinese and U.S. social media platforms.  These campaigns targeted political topics including Uyghur dissidents and anti-COVID19 messaging. 

While OneSight has won legitimate contracts with the Chinese Communist Party to market Chinese state media, OneSight is also using fake social media accounts to promote false narratives intended to create negative sentiment against U.S. policies.  

View the videocast featuring Nisos Intelligence Analyst, Zeshan Aziz to learn more about the campaign and the methodologies used by OneSight.