Not even WeChat escapes Clive Palmer


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WeChat is part of China’s largest technology company, Tencent, and has been accused of spreading Chinese Community Party propaganda around the globe. But we’re uncertain if the CCP would willingly bandy about UAP’s ads (unlike the newspapers published by our parent company, Nine Entertainment). The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) did not actively monitor WeChat during the federal election, which meant any misinformation about various policies could easily spread on the platform. Palmer’s non-election campaign spending has included a $4 million campaign against former ASIC chairman James Shipton, which Palmer dismissed had anything to do with the corporate regulator’s various disputes...