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  • Chinese government posts fake stories on social media
  • Chinese government posts fake stories on social media
    Beryl Chan (2015) ©

Chinese government posts fake stories on social media

The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as two million ‘ordinary people’ to post complimentary comments on social media to portray growing support for the party. But according to research from Harvard University, these posts are actually penned directly by the government.



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