Vietnam Pays Bloggers to Create Online OpinionAdded: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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While China’s Communist Party censorship is being harshly criticized for going from a storm in a teacup to a wider protest movement over the altering of Southern Weekly’s editorial, it turned out that it’s not the only country to be criticized. Vietnam has recently admitted that it hired the bloggers to influence public opinion on the Internet.
Ho Quang Loi, Hanoi’s head of propaganda, admitted that the local government has hundreds of bloggers on its payroll. Overall, there are at least 400 accounts within 20 social media networks. According to the BBC, there’s a significant number of bloggers on the popular Vietnamese social media networks, who post only positive comments and reviews about the country’s communist party. The bloggers are noticed to enthusiastically participate in discussions on the Internet and attack people who are critical of the regime.
Actually, the existence of government sponsored bloggers has long been debated by the western people, but those mostly spend their time arguing on the Internet all day for free. It turned out that this technique isn’t unique to Vietnam or China. A few years ago, for instance, it appeared that the US had also been developing programs to game popular social networks with fake profiles in order to influence discussions and spread propaganda.
The BBC quoted several posts on its own Vietnam page with around 50,000 likes. One of them claimed that such countries as the US must look to their own human rights abuses instead of criticizing other governments. Hanoi’s head of propaganda believes that party bloggers were very useful in shutting down dissent and blocking calls for mass gatherings in the region.
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|Can you provide the link to where people can apply to make these blogs for money...the porn dumpers will LOVE this opportunity!|
|of course, those countries do things like that, because some people wouldn't think its done, and believe the nonsense they read.|
|In Brazil big mainstream media also pay bloggers, posters, and whoever has a couple thousand followers on Twitter or Friends on Facebook. The Brazilian mainstream media pays those people to post things against the government, trade unions, student organizations, women organizations, NGOs in general, and also anyone that talks about the connections between the Brazilian mainstream press and human organs, slaves, women, weapons, and children traffic. All Brazilian mainstream media moguls are connected to human organs trade, weapon, drugs and slave trafficking, and prostitution and pedo rings. Brazilian press is the most corrupt in the world and all Brazilian journalists are criminals. But they pay very well if you want to spread their lies to destroy anyone that go after their crimes, including the Brazilian government.|
|the zionists in occupied palestine have been doing this for years||
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