The following isn’t necessarily an article so much as it is an opportunity for informational download. But, without burying the lead any further, earlier today I managed to come across a new report published by researchers at Recorded Future entitled “Beyond Hybrid War: How China Exploits Social Media to Sway American Opinion,” explaining the subtle differences between how the Chinese Government and Kremlin utilize social media as a means of swaying public opinion abroad. While the report is interesting in its own right, it reminded me of a separate report published by Harvard University in 2017 entitled “How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument” – explaining how the Chinese Government goes as far as to literally employ thousands of employees just to scavenger social media and make pro-China comments on outlets like Facebook and Twitter, solely just to troll news/information painting China in a negative light, or make political policies seem more popular/unpopular than they otherwise would be.
Now, I could write thousands upon thousands of words on this subject here for Rogue Media Labs, but I’m not paid per word or to write articles in general like everyone else in the main stream media. For this reason, I would rather just have you waste your time reading/consuming the actual educational studies for yourself. Happy clicking!
Beyond Hybrid War: How China Exploits Social Media to Sway American Opinion:
Download Full Report Here: https://go.recordedfuture.com/hubfs/reports/cta-2019-0306.pdfChina_Manipulation_Social_Media_Public_Opinion_USA
How the China Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument:
Download Full Report Here: https://gking.harvard.edu/files/gking/files/50c.pdfChina_Troll_Farm_Study_Harvard