Personal Story In a stunning cover story for the Sept. 14 issue of “The New Yorker,” staff writer Jiayang Fan ’06 describes how Chinese nationalists, long displeased with her reporting on China, are using the pandemic and her mother's health struggles as a catalyst for hate speech and propaganda on Twitter. “Most of the messages originate in China, but my mother and I live in New York,” Fan writes. “In short order, my predicament is politicized and packaged into a viral sensation.”