Army of bots in China trolled 30 social media platforms trying to stir up Asian American protests, research finds
An online network with a pro-Chinese government stance was reportedly attempting to influence Americans and mobilize them into joining real-world protests.
What researchers uncovered: According to a report published on Wednesday by cybersecurity firm Mandiant Threat Intelligence, the propaganda network allegedly ran bot accounts on 30 social media platforms and over 40 additional websites and forums.
China defied U.S. federal law in its publication of communist ads on several American newspapers, an investigative report claims.
Designed to appear like common news stories, propaganda articles from the state-owned China Daily have appeared on influential publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal for years.
A civil engineering freshman in China has reportedly been expelled from his university after a post he made on his social media account was deemed “unpatriotic” by the school’s “propaganda department.”
According to the Communist Party-run Party Committee Propaganda Department, 18-year-old civil engineering student Wang Dong was investigated on Sept. 19 after some people reported about his “insulting” social media posts.
There’s a collection of steamy homoerotic Communist propaganda posters from the 1950s floating around on the internet and we want some Sino-Soviet fan fiction about them.
On Oct. 1, 1949, Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, with Beijing as its capital.
Jeon Hye-sung, a North Korean defector who became a minor celebrity in South Korea, has returned home to describe that living in Seoul was “like hell.”
Jeon, who used to go by the name Lim Ji Hyun in the South, claimed that she returned on her own free will on a propaganda show called “Our Nation,” the JoongAng Ilbo reported.
A new military-themed soap opera in Thailand featuring four Thai heartthrobs is getting full support from the ruling military junta.
According to Agence France-Presse (via AsiaOne), the new television show, titled “Love Missions”, is aimed to entertain drama fans, but critics are dismissing it as a propaganda tool to improve the junta’s image in the army-run nation.