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A China-Africa Angle Makes Its Way Into the Senate Run-Off Election in Georgia

Two conservative U.S. media outlets, Breitbart News and the National Review, used Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossof’s role in producing a 2015 China-Africa documentary for Al Jazeera English as purported evidence that the Georgia politician is purportedly sympathetic to China.

Ossof was CEO of the documentary film company Insight TWI that produced a two-part documentary for AJE, “The Battle for Africa” hosted by award-winning Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura (editor’s note: right-wing media controversy aside, this is an excellent documentary series well worth watching even six years later).

Both conservative media outlets indirectly implied that Ossof’s role in the production reveal some kind of soft allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party’s objectives in Africa.

The Georgia Senate run-off election will take place today.

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