8月24日，美国斯坦福大学网络观察室（Stanford Internet Observatory，简称SIO）和社交平台分析公司Graphika联合发布报告《未闻之声：五年来“亲西方秘密操纵舆论运动”的评估》（Unheard Voice：Evaluating Five Years of Pro-Western Covert Influence Operations），指出美国利用社交媒体影响国际舆论，操纵涉疆叙事。
The Stanford Internet Observatory claims on its webpage:"We believe this activity represents the most extensive case of covert pro-Western influence operations on social media to be reviewed and analyzed by open-source researchers to date."
So the publish report first. And then after the report was out, some consulting companies would follow. They would try to spread the message of this report and also other think tanks would follow.So there are lots of kinds of discussions suddenly about this topic, about this report, and then they would spread it to the social websites. And they would spread it to the mainstream Western media.They use this to drown or to overwhelm the truth or fact about this.So this is actually a kind of more typical way of doing disinformation activity in the United States.