The New York Times Quietly Removes 100s Of Chinese Propaganda Advertorials
NYT received over $100,000 per month to print propaganda from China.
In 2018, the Free Beacon reported NYT was also paid $50,000 to publish Chinese propaganda on its website.
A spokeswoman for the NYT said:
“We made the decision at the beginning of this year to stop accepting branded content ads from state-run media, which includes China Daily."
Over the past decade, NYT has run over 200 advertorials, which included an attempt to downplay China's horrific human rights abuse, the Free Beacon noted.
Meanwhile, NYT has also published articles detailing oppression by China.
After it was discovered that NYT had deleted the propaganda, Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks said:
“The New York Times has done excellent, detailed reporting on the ongoing Communist Party atrocities in Xinjiang and around the world."
“That reporting has finally had an effect—at the New York Times—and it no longer supports covering up the CCP’s barbarity," he said.
"I hope the other outlets follow suit and start putting American values over Communist bribes.”
Earlier this year, Banks and other republicans demanded the Justice Department look into China Daily after it failed to follow federal requirements regarding disclosure.
China Daily responded by submitting an edited filing showing additional information about how deep its ties to U.S. publications truly runs.
But it's not just The New York Times who has published Chinese propaganda.
Other publications submitting to printing CCP propaganda include The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune.
WaPo, however, hasn’t run an advertorial since 2019, according to their spokesman.
China doesn't just have influence over US media but also entertainment industries like Hollywood.
Last month, Attorney General Bill Barr blasted Hollywood and its leftist celebrities for China's growing influence on the industry.
"Hollywood now regularly censors its own movies to appease the Chinese Communist Party, the world’s most powerful violator of human rights,” Barr said during a speech.