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Beijing has created a special Internet police force believed responsible for shutting down domestic sites posting politically unacceptable content, blocking some foreign news sites and jailing several people for their online postings.
In March, bulletin boards operated by the country’s most prominent universities were blocked to off-campus Internet users as part of the campaign to strengthen ideological education of college students.
China has formed a special force of undercover online commentators
I wonder of they stopped for a moment and thought that maybe they should sway public opinion by giving the public what they need and want.
Originally posted by Simulacra
Just a note, we have very notable members on ATS which live in China that have somehow broken 'free' from the oppresive Chinese internet suppresion and frequently access ATS. I would post a name but...well, not sure if its right or not. But if you've been on the boards long enough, I'm sure you can pick up on who it is.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I think there are operatives from other countries working here...especially one from Iran.
Originally posted by Nygdan
I am almost absolutely convinced that this is true and that there are a few of these posting on ATS...but I am almost certain that I have seen posts made by these things, and even talked to them.