so the Party considers 2 million citizens who get to see “the truth” (or dissenting opinions, anyway) as an acceptable loss? I guess it’s not many considering a population over a billion? Let’s see, internet says 1,338,000,000 total so I think that’s like one in 7000 but I can’t trust my brain for math.
I guess I’m curious about these worker’s beliefs.
Most of the censors said they were doing a public service.
“There is a lot of evil and pollution on the internet that people don’t see, and we are helping protect people,” a third Toutiao censor said.
So, no surprise that this was what they reported to Reuters, they’re not exactly allowed to say otherwise.
Most [job] postings are for young graduates, generally seen as more receptive to the job’s demands.
“People who have just graduated from college are clean like a white piece of paper, and will accept our corporate culture more easily,” said one Tianjin censor.
On the spectrum of fully-indoctrinated-party-members who remove lies against the state to cynical, “it’s a good living and resistance is futile so let’s hit the quota and make some money,” what’s the general vibe around the office? I imagine the political spectrum in the office could break down similar to any other office, with conservatives and progressives all working together. Do you think they talk about it or is it all eggshells?
And for the Party, how much better is their method’s success in controlling the media versus the Western model of moneyed influence and misdirection/fake news to manufacture consent within an ostensibly free press?