Four dozen current and former employees of China’s internal security agency have spent years discrediting U.S. politics and persecuting critics of China’s communist regime.

It is reported by the US Department of Justice.

Specialists who were part of the working group of the special 912 project created a huge number of fake accounts on social networks, mainly on Twitter and Facebook. They tried to create the impression that the accounts are kept by real Americans who are dissatisfied with the policies of the US government, in particular support for Ukraine. Bots actively spread Russian propaganda and harassed Chinese dissidents.

The Chinese law enforcement agency monitored the work of agents and rewarded those who successfully managed a large number of fake accounts.

Recall that huge Chinese port cranes located in US ports can be used by China as a reconnaissance tool. The Pentagon is seriously concerned about this.