Vox: China is perfecting a new method for suppressing dissent on the internet

Vox: China is perfecting a new method for suppressing dissent on the internet. “A new study by Gary King of Harvard University, Jennifer Pan of Stanford University, and Margaret Roberts of the University of California San Diego suggests that China is the leading innovator on this front. Their paper, titled ‘How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, Not Engaged Argument,’ shows how Beijing, with the help of a massive army of government-backed internet commentators, floods the web in China with pro-regime propaganda.”