The Diplomat: Suspicions Grow in South Korea Over China’s Online Influence Operations
Sun June, 2020, Age: 3 years
In February, one post caught the eyes of online users in South Korea. The uploader, who claimed to be a Korean Chinese, said Chinese “agents” were playing a major role in manipulating online opinion and disseminating pro-government and pro-China content to encourage social division among South Koreans with different political views. Furthermore, back in 2015, Hong Kong-based daily Ming Pao reported that China was recruiting “online agents” who specialized in online opinion-rigging activities, adding that there were about 10 million of them, including 4 million university students.