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Army of bots in China trolled 30 social media platforms trying to stir up Asian American protests, research finds

Mandiant report

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 Allegedly Broke Laws, Paid Millions for Communist Propaganda in the NY Times, Washington Post

china daily

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.

University Student in China Expelled After Posting ‘I Will Never Love My Country’ on Social Media

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.

Hunky Actors Are Making Thailand’s Military a Complete Thirst Trap

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.