October 24, 2021

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

By ERIKA KINETZ
15 May 2021

A seven-month investigation by The Associated Press and the Oxford Internet Institute, a department at Oxford University, found that China’s rise on Twitter has been powered by an army of fake accounts that have retweeted Chinese diplomats and state media tens of thousands of times, covertly amplifying propaganda that can reach hundreds of millions of people — often without disclosing the fact that the content is government-sponsored.

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