How the Chinese government fabricates social media posts for strategic distraction


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/19/how-the-chinese-government-fab.html


#2

In America, our leaders roll up their sleeves and type up their own fabricated social media posts! Take that lazy commies!!! (Not you, Putin. You’re great!)

/s


#3

Like that doesn’t already happen in the rest of the world…


#4

Curious who runs that organization within the gov’t and what sort of sway that person holds.


#5

Is this why Donald’s best tweets always artive in the middle of the night local time?


#6

Did China learn from the donald, or was it the other way around?


#7

we could use that technique here in the us with something like 9-11


#8

So assuming that China fabricated this story too, what is it distracting us from?


#9

something sneaky.


#10

Eh, Faux News has been doing that for years.


#11

I was funnier in the other thread.


#12

Every time I see a picture of an eagle crying or an unnaturally colored eagle (you know red white and blue). I sort of assume they’re not a real person much in the same way.


#13

Yeah. Like right in the middle of the workday, in… Manchuria.


#14

松鼠


#15

what is with the shitty screen grab of an office Org chart with?


#16

How the American government fabricates social media posts for strategic distraction:


#17

They must have seen this video. . . :wink:


#18

So assuming that China fabricated this story too, what is it distracting us from?

Strange, awkward, 'Murican shitposting?


#19

…and there we have it.


#20

Some of you might find this video interesting from the 80’s given by a Russian Propagandist.