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Hacked Emails Reveal China’s Elaborate and Absurd Internet Propaganda Machine - Quartz

Trolls on the government payroll
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China’s netizens are well aware that the government pays commenters to make favorable remarks on Internet forums about the Party and its leaders. Allegedly, the propagandists are paid half a yuan (5 mao or 50 cents, in American terms) per comment, so collectively they are known as the “50-Centy …