New study reveals Chinese government fabricates almost 500 million social media comments

A new study by three scholars from Harvard, Stanford and the University of California reveals that the Chinese government fabricates about 488 million social media comments a year. The article claims that the government hires about 2 million people to insert the comments into the stream of social media posts. The article infers that the government’s goal is ‘to regularly distract the public and change the subject.’ For more information, see this Bloomberg article.