It may be hard to believe, but Twitter
The “50 Cent Army” is a group of state-backed internet commenters whose numbers have reportedly ranged from 500,000 to two million, the U.S. government funded Voice of America wrote in October 2016. The root of the nickname – the idea that the government pays 0.50 renminbi per pro-China post – was debunked as conspiracy.
Wu Mao is considered a common online insult in China’s social media lexicon, but they’re real and they got revealed by Twitter on Friday.
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