Researcher: China pays 280K people to boost its Web image

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Researcher: China pays 280K people to boost its Web image


    Other places theses people are know as Chinese Communist-bot..


    http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-26/tech/china.astroturf_1_bloggers-china-government/2?_s=PM:TECH
     
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  3. niharjhatn

    niharjhatn Regular Member

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    Wow - I knew of the 50 cent party, but more than a quarter of a million??

    I wonder how many I've bumped into over the years in the internet...
     
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    Wow, India can also recruit and employee the people, think more than 100,000 people get job because of this :D
     
  5. Phenom

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    Too bad the Indian govt doesn't do this. :angry_10:, most of us could have made a decent amount of money :happy_2:
     
  6. civfanatic

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    I can think of at least one forum on the net (it starts with "defence" and ends with "pk") that probably has a few of these.
     
  7. neo29

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    Curbing Freedom and Promoting Image ..... Wonder what is China upto ??
     
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    Curbing Freedom and Promoting Image. :)

    But seriously. Any country that is confident it's doing the right thing won't pay 280,000 people to build a facade about it. It's like the "Ministry of Truth" in Nineteen Eighty Four.
     
  9. Iamanidiot

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    Raju garu may be george orwell is a psychic.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Indeed, because sitting in early post-war 20th century, he correctly predicted what regimes would behave like towards the 21st century.
     
  11. Bangalorean

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    Hmm.. now I will be thoroughly suspicious of any Chinese member on the net!
     

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