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Techniques for smearing a country

Andrew Westerman

Drew Pavlou and Andrew Phelan, well known to be anti-China, give the perfect illustration of the misrepresentation of an event by re-tweeting a selective edit of a video.


  1. @InfernoXhell refutes the lies about a woman being detained

The context

As @InfernoXhell explains, a lady was drunk and endangered herself and others by stopping traffic on the road. She was sent home. The event was in 2020.

See, Drew, how you twisted a context video without first verifying? The lady was drunk and endangered herself and others by stopping traffic on the road. She was sent home and this was in 2020. Why do you want to lie? And you wonder why Chinese detest you?

Pavlou, who likes to `taunt` anybody who defends China against smear, uses only the selectively edited video provided by another tweeter.

Let’s see how CCP supporters like @DanielDumbrill try defend Chinese police pinning people to the ground while performing anal swab tests in public. You would think this must be indefensible but you never know

Clearly, Pavlou is not interested in actually finding out the context or the truth about the tweet, because this would refute his anti-China narrative. Andrew Phelan, also an established anti-China protagonist, retweets the lie.

Of course, this kind of retweeting has plausible deniability. They can both claim that THEY did not edit the video. This is the essence of this technique. Propagandise without culpability.

Of course, it is Pavlou`s own words which condemn him. He re-iterates the original tweet`s claims, thus establishing himself as a publisher of propaganda. Phelan is cleverer. He takes plausible deniability to another level with the ironic `classy`.

Fortunately, for those of us who have integrity and care about the truth, @InfernoXhell is able to clearly show everyone the true picture, as well as expose these propagandists.

Doctored video


Propagandist: One who retweets a deliberate misrepresentation of an event -> Propagating a lie

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