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China ‘flooding’ social media with fake posts – BBC News

China ‘flooding’ social media with fake posts – BBC News

China is “flooding” social media with comments by paid supporters in a bid to sway public opinion, a report has said.

The research by Harvard academics draws on leaked documents to paint a picture of the way China polices social media.

The government and its army of helpers write 488 million fake posts a year, the report said.

Source: China ‘flooding’ social media with fake posts – BBC News