Facebook Oversight Board Co-Chair Headlined Top Chinese Communist Party Influence Group’s Conference.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a co-chair of Facebook’s Oversight Board, headlined an event hosted by the “public face” of a top Chinese Communist Party influence group flagged by the U.S. government for its efforts to “co-opt and neutralize” opposition to the regime. One of the board’s four co-chairs, former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has ties to the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department (UFWD). The United Front functions as China’s premier influence and propaganda organization, raising flags with the U.S. government’s Economic and Security Review Commission. It seeks to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority