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China’s government cracks down on paid internet posts, while employing its own

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Water armies provide a variety of services, according to media reports. Besides clicks, buyers can also pay water armies to mass-produce positive comments and ratings for their products, or negative ones for a competitor. Additionally, when there is a negative comment on the web, the Water Army can repeatedly reply with illegal content, such as advertisements for online casinos, to force the moderator to delete the entire thread.


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http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-water-army-20180512-story.html

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