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Red Astroturf: Chinese Government Makes Millions of Fake Social Media Posts


Pro-China, Calgary, 2008

That groundswell of online support for Chinese Communist Party and government officials? Not so much actually grassroots.

Credit: Robert Thivierge

Data scientists at Harvard University have found that the government of the People's Republic of China generates an estimated 448 million fake social media posts per year.

From Ars Technica
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