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One Chinese University Pays Students to Monitor Their Peers’ Online Activities

Steven Millward
Steven Millward
2:30 pm on Mar 21, 2013

One Chinese university is being roundly mocked and castigated on social media in China today after it was revealed that the faculty pays students to monitor their peers’ online activities. Now dubbed the “Internet Red Army” – in a reference to the fanatical foot-soldiers of the Cultural Revolution – by students at Guangdong Baiyun University in southern China, its “primary responsibility is to control negative sentiment, monitor online conversation, repel wrong opinions, and protect the university’s image.”

See the full story over on the OffBeatChina blog.

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