50 Cent Army 五毛党? Hide
Astroturfing is defined as “the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s)” The largest exporter of online astroturfing is the Chinese Government’s 50 Cent Army (五毛党). There are millions of posts made by low paid workers to persuade the public’s opinion in favor for the government. This piece takes all the questions in posts made by these workers. They are very subtle in their work, and a question is enough to make one wonder.