Police in Hubei say they have broken up an operation that made millions of yuan trolling social media websites on behalf of clients. Photo: EPA

Chinese police shut down ‘water army’ of internet trolls paid US$4.3 million to blitz websites and social media

  • Authorities in Jingzhou say family-run operation was paid by public relations companies to send online army to shut down negative comment about clients
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Police in Hubei say they have broken up an operation that made millions of yuan trolling social media websites on behalf of clients. Photo: EPA
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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.