The Chinese Communist Party manipulates algorithms based on its propaganda activities

August 18, 2022 9:00 p.m. STI

beijing [China]Aug. 18 (ANI): The Communist Party of China (CCP) plans to manipulate algorithms submitted by leading companies, according to the recently issued “Regulations on the Management of Algorithm Recommendations for Internet Information Services” works to adapt them to propaganda activities. and the Party agenda, as the 20th Party Congress approaches.
By the way, around 30 major Chinese technology companies, including Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance, Baidu, Meituan, Weibo, Kuaishow and NetEase recently submitted their respective algorithms to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) for the first time, in accordance with the regulations, reported local 20th Party Congress.l media.
Access to these algorithms would allow CAC to understand how these companies influence and exploit customer behavior and encourage Internet addiction through targeted content promotion.
Meanwhile, recent visits by US congressional delegations to Taiwan have sparked an upsurge in anti-US sentiment in China, resonating strongly on Chinese social media.
Incidentally, a prominent pro-CCP blogger Sima Nan, who presents himself as a big critic of the United States, was targeted by Chinese netizens for acquiring land property in the United States.

Sima is also being criticized for trusting the United States over China, reflecting prevailing anti-American sentiments in the country, local media reported.
Additionally, the recent lockdown imposed by Chinese authorities to curb rising COVID-19 cases in the city of Sanya, Hainan Province, has led to intermittent street protests by the public, demanding that they be allowed to leave town.
Video clips of these protests were also shared on various Chinese social media accounts.
Incidentally, some of the social media posts also expressed angst over the act of the Chinese authorities, allowing the wealthy to leave the city on chartered flights. At the same time, curbs were imposed on the common people to prevent their travel outside the city.
Meanwhile, Chinese censors have kicked into high gear. Online platforms with information about these issues have disappeared from the Internet.
Although these are small-scale protests. yet it reflects the public mood against President Xi Jinping’s zero Covid policy.
Additionally, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership skills will be tested ahead of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), scheduled for late 2022 and rising tensions with Taiwan following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. to the autonomous island. (ANI)

Sharon D. Cole