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Peer ‘baffled’ by claims he was targeted by fake PR campaign to boost Huawei

Alleged campaign involved inviting UK figures to staged radio interviews and emailing them fake news

A peer has said he was not “putty in the hands of manipulators” in response to extraordinary claims he was among several public figures targeted by a fake PR campaign aimed at favourably boosting perceptions of the Chinese technology company Huawei.

The alleged covert campaign involved inviting British politicians and industrialists to participate in staged radio interviews and emailing them fake news, according to a dossier partly produced by the firm co-founded by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele.

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