Chinese Influence Operations and Election Interference in Taiwan
This report delves into the evolving landscape of Chinese influence operations to interfere with Taiwan's elections. It analyzes past and current tactics, techniques, and potential scenarios China employs to sway electoral outcomes and public opinion in Taiwan. The brief begins by identifying key tactics used by Beijing, including intensified disinformation campaigns that portray Taiwan as facing imminent war risks and attacks on Taiwan's government, accusing it of restricting freedom of speech. It also highlights the strategic weaving of false narratives through fake personal accounts and the spread of disinformation via online discussions and fabricated articles.