The 50 Cent Party: China’s Online Propaganda Army

The 50 Cent Party are a known group of internet users on various platforms hired by authorities of the People’s Republic of China to manipulate public opinion on the Communist Party of China. Alex discusses the impressive scale of China’s mass online propaganda operations and questions if Chinese tech company investments into platforms could be providing backdoor access for the 50 Cent Party.

This is an excerpt from episode 108 of Winner Take All. Watch the full episode here:

Originally Aired: 08/18/20

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