Beijing has a “Web Propaganda Army” in Internet | China Military Power Mashup

2011-05-12 (China Military News cited from AFP and written by Pascale Trouillaud) — China, which employs an army of censors to police the Internet, has also deployed legions of “web commentators” to get the government’s message out — in a crafty but effective way.

With nearly half a billion people surfing the net in China, more than half of them using microblogs, the Internet has quickly become a vital forum for debate in the world’s most populous country — and a major sounding board.

That fact has obviously registered with the country’s Communist leaders, who pay careful attention to the conversations that unfold online despite the heavy government restrictions on what can and cannot be discussed in cyberspace.

via Beijing has a “Web Propaganda Army” in Internet | China Military Power Mashup.

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