China has two million Internet Watch dogs!
China has gone to great lengths to control public opinion online and employs over two million individuals to do so. These employees are part of the Chinese Communist Parties propaganda team who work for major news and information sources. Their job is to sift through millions of messages that are posted on Chinese social networking websites and then compile them for executive decisions. Although, two million sounds like a high number of government employees designated for the Internet the Chinese government wants to take every precaution to make sure there are not collectives online. In other countries Internet collectives have started revolutions, for example the Arab Spring. The Chinese government is afraid for widespread discontent among its citizens online. The government uses a software that costs about $490,000 dollars to filter and dig out negative responses from users. The software then piles up a report. Unfortunately monitoring the Internet in China is not a new topic. To read further click here.