Censorship pays: China’s state newspaper expands lucrative online scrubbing business


China’s Communist Party, the ruling class of the world’s Ultimate Crony Capitalist State, believes that controlling information is an existential issue. The Party is probably correct. However information does have a way of breaking free.

(From Reuters)

People.cn, the online unit of China’s influential People’s Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms vet content on apps and adverts, capitalising on its unmatched Communist Party lineage.

Demand for online censoring services provided by Shanghai-listed People.cn has soared since last year after China tightened its already strict online censorship rules.

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