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How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument | Gary King
The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of ordinary people. Many academics, and most journalists and activists, claim that these so-called "50c party" posts vociferously argue for the government's side in political and policy debates
january 2017 by copystar
Radical Networks
To understand how the technology can be used as a method of control and how to subvert that.
Teach people how to use networking technology for themselves.
Encourage creative and social exploration with computer networks.
august 2016 by copystar

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