Beijing orders its propaganda workers to get microblogging

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Pinga, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/a...-million-propaganda-workers-get-microblogging
     
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    i'm sure it happens on u.s. forums too. not too difficult to hire 1000 people to monitor and comment in the top 100 or 200 forums and try to project a "pro- the current gov't" feeling where there is none. i noticed this especially on survivalist and hunt + fish type forums where you would expect the ratio to be far more in favor of a conservative viewpoint. i think there is usually a tipping point where the current regime falls out of favor and the politicians and their hacks try to avoid the anger and discontent reaching that level.
     
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    The fact that China has online propaganda workers and uses them is essentialy non-news. It's something normal for China and their regime.
     
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    Corporations too ;)
     
  7. DesuMaiden

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    Assume all posters on controversial youtube videos are undercover cops or propaganda posters if you want to stay safe.

    LEA, LEA EVERYWHERE!
     
  8. Nebulus

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    Why would I care if a YouTube poster is an undercover cop? Ok, if he is a propagandist, I would need to check other sources and use the brain to discern the facts. But why an undercover cop would be a problem? o_O
     
  9. happyyarou666

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    +1 for nebulus, in this case, who cares
     
  10. Meriadoc

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    paid contractors and actually totally illegal

    @Nebulus exactly, but the tactic is very efficient
     
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