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New Chinese AI Propaganda Seeks to Divide America

Ahead of the election, China is churning out AI propaganda videos that attack American democracy and freedom.

The state-owned China Global Television Network’s latest venture into cognitive warfare is their series, “A Fractured America.” Conveniently timed for the U.S. presidential election, “A Fractured America” uses generative AI to craft narratives of chaos and division within the States. This isn’t your average cartoon; it’s a calculated assault on the very fabric of American society.

The series takes aim at America’s sore spots—healthcare, income inequality, racial injustice, you name it—attempting to deepen the divides and stir unrest from thousands of miles away. China is broadcasting these episodes not to their own populace, but directly to us. They’ve been spreading the videos via Western social media platforms, sidestepping the Great Firewall that keeps their citizens in the dark about the free world. It’s a bold move, making it clear that their target audience is the American public, aiming to sow discord and doubt among us.

This strategy is a chilling reminder of how low China will stoop to undermine democracy and freedom, using technology not for progress but as a weapon against free societies. It’s high time we wake up to the reality that this is no mere scare tactic but a glimpse into a future where AI can be manipulated to attack the very core of American values.

To the casual observer, these AI-generated videos might seem like a genuine expression of worry over America’s struggles with drug addiction, soaring inflation, and widening political rifts. But let’s not kid ourselves—China’s situation is far grimmer. What we’re really witnessing here is a calculated propaganda effort designed to cast the United States, its citizens, and the liberties we hold dear in a deeply negative light.

“A Fractured America” serves as a bone-chilling reminder of the power of generative AI to rapidly produce content that undermines the foundation of democracy. Furthermore, the calculated release of these videos as the 2024 election looms is not a coincidence. China has and will continue to infiltrate American democracy until they secure a stranglehold of power. Our freedom scares the Chinese Communist Party, but we will not fall for their transparent tactics of manipulation. 

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.