Will China Decide The Next US President- Documentary- American Republic vs CCP

russia china and iran which is the most assertive the most aggressive in this area i believe it’s china china more than russia right now yes president trump signing two executive orders last night banning u.s transactions with chinese tech firms tencent and byte dance my name is mon gao and i’m a journalist working in washington dc the ccp leader xi jinping believes big data is china’s most important national resource what could they do with that advantage every mobile app has a widely open backdoor that can do whatever they want to it’s no secret that china prefers a trump loss and a biden win but in this program i’ll uncover in the age of ai there is something the chinese communist party wants far more than the biden presidency this is tick-tock it puts the world in motion and sets it to music you create you love and you share for much of the younger generation this is the world owned by the chinese technology company by dance tik tok is one of the world’s most popular social media apps it has been downloaded more than 2 billion times globally and maintains a total of 100 million active users in the united states given that the app has been around for just over two years how has it become so popular so quickly as i learned from ai experts tick tock is designed to get you addicted the first time you open it it doesn’t know what you like it’ll recommend some default pages those pages are decided by your locale his name is jack and is a former employee of huawei china’s largest telecommunications company for security reasons we’ve blurred his face jack is a big data and ai expert when you register it may also ask you to make some simple selections it can guess what your age is your gender and also the version of your phone’s operating system so it can vaguely confirm your identity according to these conditions it may give you recommendations for what videos you may like he told me that tick tock systems adds multiple tags to every video clicked on by a user the more videos you click the more tik tok knows about you through this data collection and their powerful algorithm they can deliver the exact videos you like before you realize the tactics you are addicted to what they deliver the story of tick tock is the story of data big data tick tock collects massive amount of data from its users according to researchers and as reported by bloomberg ticktock starts collecting data the minute you download the app it tracks the website you are browsing and how you type down to keystroke rhythms and patterns the app warns user it has full access to photos videos and contact information of friends stored in the device’s address book unless you revoke those permissions the app also tracks everywhere you go using your ip address and gps coordinates providing the app with your precise location while working voting attending protests traveling and simply picking up milk from the grocery store are we okay with this through my conversations with data security experts and everyday users of social media apps i came to realize that most adults know that information will be collected above them and will be used by marketing companies to target advertising effectively this is true of most social media platforms in america but for communists to china data is handled in a very different way can you compare uh google facebook and amazon’s way of collecting data with that of tick tock google is as i mentioned compared to all the others it actually collects the information more aggressively for the commercial purpose but remember it’s commercial purposes it does not use that to to hack you or do something like that right but tick tock is a different story it’s kind of a dangerous animal because a tick-tock uses collects the data use the data to improve their algorithm this is james chu a former apple executive he explains to me how china collects data differently from the americans i mean china you know that there is no privacy i mean who cares right so

the company actually collects every single thing of persons and because of that i mean because they have the capability to collect all the information from a person and they can they can actually train their deep learning model to perfect in this case uh us company and the western companies cannot compete with them the privacy law said if one company has like you know 10 different apps the information collected by each app can only be used by each app you cannot combine them and interrelate them and then synthesize a new data out of them okay so that is significantly restricted but for for chinese companies there is no such a rule that’s why they can build better recommendation uh algorithm so this this is a very dangerous company i mean when it collects your data they know who you are they know what you like and dislike they can actually manipulate you in other words while tick tock does aggressively collects its own data its powerful algorithm may not be built solely on data collected within the app tick tock’s chinese parent company by dance has been proven to be a data vacuum entity amassing a large amount of user data not only from its three popular apps but also from its many tech partners according to james the intention of the tick tocks algorithm is to encourage a compulsive use of their app once it becomes a compulsion users are more likely to be manipulated messaging hidden in seemingly harmless videos goes well beyond making money tick tock represents a model the ccp is using to influence the world retired u.s air force brigadier general robert spalding explained to me the ccp’s grunt vision for big data and ai so kaifuli says that china seeks to become the saudi arabia of data so think about the entire world’s data and collection of that data as being tantamount to having power over the world this is the way that the chinese communist party sees the global internet globalization our connectedness that’s why xi jinping goes to davos and says we must work together we must you know continue globalization we must continue this global connectivity because it enables them to take the data into china behind the great firewall create this huge data ocean that then their artificial intelligence can learn from so this is their this is their goal because they know that they can use that just like tick tock is used as a platform to influence they can use that to influence not only their own people to basically not know the true history of china but also to influence the rest of the world this is the power that quite frankly we built silicon valley built this power we built it and made hundreds trillions of dollars the chinese communist party saw that and said not only do we want to have control over that economic engine we want to have the ability to uh influence socially and politically as well this is really the convergence of technology and warfare for the 21st century the chinese communist party has been seeking an ideal time to test its ai advantage an ideal time to see if their ai can be used to manipulate a world power especially the us that time is now leaders on both sides of the political aisle agree that the 2020 election is one of the most important since the nation’s funding it is critical that the u.s heat its intelligence community’s warning that china is now actively seeking to influence the outcome of the election national security adviser robert o’brien told cbs’s face the nation on august 9 that china and russia are targeting the nation’s election infrastructure with cyber attacks i want to ask you about that specifically because the intelligence community issued this very sharp warning on friday detailing efforts to interfere looking at the statement from july 24th though the language there says adversaries are trying to access candidates private communications and election infrastructure and that’s at both the state and the federal networks that sounds an awful lot like what russia did back in 2016 but now it’s happening on your watch so what are you doing to stop it well what we’re doing is we’ve got our cyber teams in place dhs is working very hard to track down those uh

uh malign actors but well look we know it’s china we know it’s russia tampering with election infrastructure well absolutely trying to access secretary of state websites and that sort of thing and uh and collect data on americans and engage in influence operations whether it’s on tick tock or twitter or in other spaces so i know it’s or it’s a real concern and but it’s but it’s not just russia margaret it’s the chinese don’t want the president reelected so a lot of conversation about you and your latest moves let’s talk about that in august the 17th statement to fox news director of national intelligence john ratcliffe revealed that china possesses a greater national security threat to the u.s than any other nation economically militarily and technologically that includes threats of election influence and interference two weeks later on september 2nd attorney general william barr nailed down the chinese interference once more of those three countries that the intelligence community has pointed to russia china and iran which is the most assertive the most aggressive in this area i believe it’s china which one china china more than russia right now yes why do you say that because i’ve seen the intelligence that’s what i’ve concluded what are they trying to do i’m not going to discuss that to this but they’re trying to help who who i’m not going to get into that david kamaner a former member of the us army intelligence taught me more of the intelligence community’s insights what the ccp wants is turmoil in america because that could create paralysis for america on the world stage it’s almost a political extortion if you don’t elect biden the rights will continue if you don’t elect biden the chinese or perhaps the iranians could move somewhere and give us a national security crisis so the ccp clearly wants joe biden the win and he’s doing everything it can with data with ai and in other areas to make sure he does if they have to pick between biden victory and maybe it creates a chaotic america which one do you think they will pick they can have both because if biden wins the right will not stand down hopefully there won’t be violence as the left is uh perpetrating on the streets of america today but the right will become even more aggressive which means there will be more turmoil there will be more violence on the streets of america there will be more riots in fact kamala harris said recently that if she is elected even if she and joe biden are elected the riots should not stop nor should they stop so you can have both biden you can have paralysis you can have turmoil david told me the fact that the chinese players are trying to hack into the secretary of state website is particularly concerning because those offices are responsible for administering elections at the local level they’re trying to gain access literally to election results now these are in every american state there is a secretary of state’s office at the state level that coordinates elections that goes down to county election offices and bureaus what they can do not only state elections but even in local elections if they can hack in they can change results for close elections um they can get a biographical material on voters they could get voter turnout records they could strike at the very basis of the american democratic process it’s a very very dangerous game they’re playing now do our people like the fbi and say other people know they’re doing this yes they do but it’s a it’s a race to see who is more technologically adept and who is paying attention we better hope we win this one one from u.s intelligence about russian efforts to cast doubts over mail-in ballots this year that in watching the news coverage of the election interference i came to realize that when the american mainstream media talks about foreign meddling in the us elections russia is still the focus they are attentive to harms down four years ago yet there’s a greater threat on the horizon a threat backed with the technology and data necessary to do far more damage if u.s citizens are truly concerned about foreign power’s ability to influence a critical election they should consider this example his name is taiwan’s national party of china’s presidential candidate for 2020 while initially popular as a candidate he ultimately lost to the incumbent president tainwen largely due to taiwan’s overwhelming rejection of the midnight chinese government that was backing han while hence loss was due to the chinese communist party his initial rights was they’re doing as well the key milestone of han’s political career was his victory in the gaussian mayoral race

heng was largely unknown through the first four months of the election season a day after formally announcing his campaign however a facebook fan group was formed the page promoted hand through talking points and memes constant sharing of fake news about his opponent and public shaming of his critics by election day han had more than 66 000 members on the fan page and received the search of vamp posts just hours before being elected in a landslide victory dr puma shin assistant professor at national taipei university did a study on han’s sudden rights to popularity first china created many websites that published and shared a large number of articles on hangout and fake news on hans opponent party the democratic progressive party they then generated a massive amount of search requests on hangout they literally overwhelmed the system with their requests by doing so google’s algorithm worked to push han related news that the ccp generated to the first two pages according to dr shen’s research a significant percentage of the fans on han’s facebook group were not from taiwan they were from mainland china to further demonstrate china’s involvement dr shen’s group tested han’s name on the internet for the final two months of the campaign they found that taiwan was only 16 on the list of countries searching for information on hand jack told me the ccp is obviously behind efforts and this is how they did it a large number of search results can come from people’s natural behavior and it can also come from bots automatically publishing articles they can come from ip addresses inside china from ip addresses in taiwan or ip addresses from any other country in this way taiwan may have less searches than other countries according to the financial times key governmental departments in taiwan received tens of millions of hacking attempts each month then between 2015 and 2017 that number tripled these attacks intended to steal sensitive governmental data and personal information were primarily perpetrated by china does the ccp have enough resources to do things in america that’s similar to what they do in taiwan that’s the scary part they have been building over the last few decades control over our corporate institutions our wall street investment banks our political system academia our think tanks our law firms our pr firms our consulting firms you know what we forget is the chinese communist party doesn’t have to use a pla to do all this they can pay washington pr firms they can pay washington consulted they can pay washington law firms and they do the taiwan story took a drastic turn though prior to the presidential election massive demonstrations broke out in hong kong against the chinese extradition law those protests and the ccp’s brutal response to them left the taiwanese people to reject the future under the rule of the ccp and a president indebted to them they chose the incumbent president tainwon who though not popular at the time is consistently tough on the ccp it’s safe to say if it’s not because of hong kong beijing would have secured a taiwanese president of their choosing the game to influence a major political election is complicated and can be costly sometimes it takes on the most unexpected form this is christine an immigrant from china and a successful real estate agent in the fluent orange county area of california like many among the extensive chinese diaspora in the u.s christine continues to habitually use chinese apps i use a lot of chinese apps such as wechat chinese tip talk doing and etc because it is very convenient for me to use these apps to communicate with my friends and family in china wechat is the world’s largest standalone multi-purpose mobile app with a billion active users worldwide mostly chinese doing’s popularity comes from its short entertaining videos much like sister company tick tock both are owned by by dance but operate

independently of each other with doing creative for users in china and tick tock designed for international use christine says the news about america has been circulating rapidly on these chinese apps and they all strike one tongue since the pandemic began i found there have been a lot of negative reports about america in these apps many of them are false strange reports they don’t reflect what i know about the situation here i support trump but what i saw on wechat and doing is all negative information about trump it seems that there are a lot of providing information although doing uses powerful algorithms to determine your interest and target the recommended contents accordingly algorithms are not the only factor in what doing shows to each user in china the most post doing users see are from the party’s mouthpiece people’s daily simply because doing is required by the government to push people’s dailies content to its 500 million active users as a result of such powerful promotion the people’s daily has almost 100 million followers ongoing today this is a recognizable and reoccurring strategy within china tick tock functions in a similar way to do yin only instead of recommending the ccp’s official propaganda tick tock pushes political content that comes from other app users ethan a tick-tock user from the us told me how it works once i started to use a tick tock i pushed a lot of anti-trump or provided videos to me but i did not even say or select that i am interested in politics um but after a while like i use the app for a while the unpack the anti-trump video become a little bit fewer and i started to sell some pro trump videos as well that might because i did not like or follow any of those anti-trump videos but the anti-trump videos still like 80 or like 60 around that in the politics videos uh recently a change it might be because that i did not even really watch those anti-trump videos so like right now it’s only maybe a quarter or like less than that but there’s still anti-trump videos that push to me tick-tock has a sophisticated ai model making recommendations to its users when a user begins to use tick-tock without being classified by the system as pro-biden or pro-trump tiktok displays neutral contents to the user i quote the neutral since it is based on tick tock standard in reality there are many more probiotic contents being displayed to the user anyhow based on the data collected on the user’s browsing searching habit ticktock can classify the user as a conservative user quickly then it starts to display a few pro trump contents to the user while mixing various probiotic contents when tick tock figures out the user is not very interested in politics it starts to display fewer political contents so the goal of tick tock is to you know number one to not get this user upset to the degree that he just won’t use tick-tock anymore but at the same time tick-tock still pushes pro-biden content to him in a degree that he can tolerate that is absolutely right three months prior to the presidential election a coalition of tick-tock creators launched a national talk the vote campaign by their own definition the campaign is meant to empower gen z to vote and to mobilize young leaders in the fight for progress in just four weeks the hashtag talked the vote had gained more than 18.2 million views the videos posted to the hashtag are often tied to issues of social justice and equality the majority of videos either express support for biden and harris or directly attack trump those offering support for the current administration are virtually non-existent tick tock to american

popular culture specifically to possible young voters in america is a trojan horse the ccp understands that politics and everything in this nation is affected by popular culture and tick tock is a way for them to get into this the talk the vote campaign had not yet launched when it met with david yet he predicted this very strategy leading into the election i wouldn’t be surprised if close to election day since a lot of young people use tick tock we’ll see a massive get out the vote drive for biden on tick tock trying to get those young people it might not even necessarily be specifically for buying it could be get out the vote because they know young people tend to vote democrat tend to be more liberal and this election cycle might tend to vote for buying so it is a way for them um to have pop culture goals to have those goals come into the election process and to influence through even small things um through movies through entertainment again as we said a lot of ccp money in hollywood through all those aspects the american elections because for a very long time popular culture has meant as much to american politics as any policy has this is a proven strategy that has been demonstrated in movements organized by americans here’s an example on june 20th 2020 trump held its first rally in four months according to the associated press and the inside edition the 800 000 had registered for tickets online but only 6 200 people showed up leaving the stadium less than half full tick-tock users in k-pop stance claimed credit for the low turnout it is an unmitigated fact that k-pop stands hold so much power on the internet i am like convinced that you guys could orchestrate a murder over twitter and like that that’s just the power you hold if you guys haven’t heard um trump is planning a rally um in tulsa oklahoma on juneteenth which is a slap in the face to black people this man it means he’s not too smart um because tickets are available by two for free on his website if you just put in your phone number saying bts then should do this but what i’m absolutely saying is that they should absolutely go and spam that website and take up all the tickets so you don’t have any people around k-pop stands originally connected as a way to share their love of k-pop but their mission later broadened to include direct political activism that activism is often conducted on tick-tock a place where pop culture and politics best to converge this video along received over 2 million views so i recommend all of those of us that want to see this 19 000 seat auditorium barely filled or completely empty go reserve tickets now and leave him standing there alone on the stage what do you say millennials and genders who are now old enough to vote wield significant political power in the 2020 elections while they tend to be less politically active with fewer than half voting in the 2016 election this year looks to be different what impact might they have on the election a substantial one there are 86 million millennials and genders who are eligible to vote representing 37 of all 235 million voters how many of them use tick tock we don’t really know but we do know that 63 of the 100 million active users in the us are under the age of 30 the youth have to date not have the political impact they were capable of tick tock just might change that in 2020 so do you think that tick-tock can influence people’s political opinions tik-tok has the potential to influence people with manipulated information they are good at it it inherits the ai model from tokyo which is byte dance’s popular news platform total helps the chinese government monitor and manipulate mass opinions do you think tick tock has the potential of influence of american people’s political stance what tick-tock needs to do is to fine-tune the ai model by using the data collected from the western countries it is a piece of cake for tick-tock this is what i have learned so far the danger the ccp poses to the u.s through tick-tock are two-fold first it uses pop culture as the children course in order to influence the younger generation second it uses collected american data to perfect this ai model for further manipulation in this country on september 18th judge carl nichols of the u.s district court in washington d.c revoked the trump administration’s ban

on tick tock leaving it available for download in u.s app stores through november 12th the trump administration originally demanded that tick-tock be sold to an american company or face a complete ban within the u.s a proposal emerged between tick-tock oracle and walmart but despite an early signal of support from trump questions over exact ownership percentages and the data hosting arrangement suspended the deal by allowing the chinese communist party to have any you know interest whatsoever whether it’s in understanding the technology or it is in allowing people to actually physically touch the code or the hardware where this code runs it’s all vulnerable tick tock’s use of a powerful chinese algorithm and its aggressive way of collecting data has revealed another possibility the likelihood that apps from china may be operating with secret access keys master password and secret commands called backdoors in spite of that risk james told me that thousands of chinese apps are accepted in the apple and google app stores every year without a proper vetting process so how does apple vat chinese apps that are trying to enter its app stores a lot of chinese apps actually sneak into the us app store as if it is native right so that that is the first problem the second problem is when apple app store checks the apps it checks very basic stuff so basically apple published a set of rules and the every mobile app needs to follow those rules apple only checks of those kind of things but as for whether the app is kind of tracking the customer behavior and you know sent the private data into a third-party server or you know use that for commercial purposes or other purposes apple has no way to check it so in that sense every mobile app has a widely open back door that can do whatever they want to silicon valley may be the country’s best line of defense against malaysia’s apps from china but they seem uninterested in that responsibility how much control or how much rain does the national security establishment have on the silicon valley none zero in fact uh silicon valley despises the national security establishment now there’s a few people that have worked within um government but what happens is many of them are entrepreneurs or people that think outside of the box and of course what you find when you come to washington dc is it aborts you know people that think outside of the box they want conformity and they want you to be bureaucratic so they don’t tend to last very long and they don’t tend to make much headway because in order to actually innovate in government you have to have patience you have to be wily and you have to kind of figure out where is the way that you can actually make um you know progress happen there’s not a lot of people that are willing to do that because they get frustrated by the bureaucracy in 2017 general secretary of the chinese communist party xi jinping announced a bold plan for beijing he predicted that china would catch up with the united states in ai by 2025 and lead the world by 2030 china may have reached that goal earlier than they had planned although america still leads in cutting-edge ai technology china has surpassed america in ai application they did this by collecting more data more data means better ai i believe that in the eyes of xi jinping and its colleagues big data and ai are more than just another curious technology xi jinping openly stated the big data is the most critical national resource for china why would he believe so likely because the ccp knows exactly what big data and ai are capable of how they can be used to control over their own people and manipulate other countries best of all the party is confident that their political system guarantees china a reliable advantage in data collection and ai application over the free world i mean what do you think is the biggest strength america still has today over china the constitution i think the constitution as an idea as a foundation for how to build a society a blueprint if you will for how to build a human society where you have human frailty and you have to deal with it and you have to ensure that

the way you deal with that is to ensure that no human or humans can have ultimate power i think that is the strength of america our our our total existence as a free society where people are allowed to live as they want and reach their true potential is at risk from the tools that we ourselves built and the chinese communist party have appropriated and begun to you know use extensively to undermine our our society it has been 244 years since this nation was founded at that time a claim was made we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness i believe if these claims are true they must be true then true during the civil war and true today if you go back to the founding of this country it wasn’t everybody that decided hey we wanted a free country it was a few it was a determined few that were not going to be subjugated that they were going to stand up for their rights and they were going to find other people that were like-minded and they were going to work together to build this new land and those people exist today we just have not been fighting together so yes absolutely we can win we just have to stand up and fight fighting together democrats and republicans absolutely hi everyone thank you for watching our documentary movie if you want to support our future work please share this video with one person who you think would really enjoy it thank you for your support and see you in our next video you