Candid interview with a “50-center” (a government-paid online opinion manipulator)

I find this interesting in two ways: [1] the way the guy describes the techniques they use to manipulate feelings and opinions, [2] how similar this must be to what special interest groups, advertisers, and political parties do in North America and Europe. “50-cent Party” comes from : the ‘five-mao party’, the people allegedly paid 5 mao per post to manipulate online opinion in the government’s favour.

See China’s Paid Trolls: Meet the 50-Cent Party

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