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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

U.S. politicians exploit coronavirus fears with anti-Chinese dog whistles

Political tensions rise as leading conservative politicians repeatedly term COVID-19 as a Chinese or “foreign” disease.

Article by Max Rizzuto

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Max Rizzuto is a Research Assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, D.C.

Max’s expansive interest exploring political, social, and technological developments and their confluent influence on societies has directed his research towards online communities. While attending Stevens Institute of Technology, he wrote his undergraduate thesis on the rise, fall, and resurgence of deepfake fora as they first appeared. When not investigating and assessing oddities online, he’s usually searching for new music, traveling, or skateboarding.