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FBI Director Admits On Floyd Protesters, They Are “Looking Carefully” At Whether They Were Influenced By Foreign Actors
By Ben Dutka|June 25, 2020
FBI Director Admits On Floyd Protesters, They Are “Looking Carefully” At Whether They Were Influenced By Foreign Actors

Currently, America is still reeling from protests and riots fueled by the George Floyd incident.

Non-violent and sometimes violent protests continue to pop up, especially in highly populated urban areas.

Protesters have demanded police and criminal justice overhauls, and called out the perceived oppression of minorities.

But all protests might not be entirely caused by general racial and societal unrest. In fact, the FBI is looking into another possibility.

FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed another possible cause when interviewed by Fox’s Bret Baier:

Foreign influence.

The FBI is ‘looking carefully’ at the possibility that foreign actors are influencing the sometimes-violent nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s in-custody death…

Wray added that the FBI already has “over 2,000 active investigations that trace back to the government in China.”

This marks a massive 1,300 percent increase in economic espionage investigations into China, compared to about a decade ago.

Clearly, the FBI believes it’s possible that China could be playing a role in America’s current upheaval.

Added Wray:

We have certainly seen in the past a variety of foreign adversaries looking to amplify controversy in this country.

And they use state media. They use social media. Some of that is through propaganda, some of that’s through disinformation, some of that’s through just fake information.

Could China or other foreign powers influence unrest in our country? If so, what’s the incentive or goal?

Perhaps it’s political or economical but either way, the FBI has to consider the possibility.

The question will be, however, what happens if the FBI finds evidence of foreign influence? How will that affect people’s perception of the protests and riots?

We’ll have to wait and see what the agency turns up…

Key Takeaways:

  • The FBI is looking into possible foreign influence on the George Floyd protests.
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray noted a 1,300 percent increase in the economic espionage investigations into China.
  • If they do uncover evidence of foreign meddling, how might that impact the media’s view of the protesters?

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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