China Uses YouTube Influencers to Spread Propaganda – The New York Times

How Beijing Influences the Influencers

How Beijing Influences the Influencers

China’s government has supported foreign YouTubers who put a positive spin on its policies, in its latest effort to shape how the world sees it.


Joshua Lam and Libby Lange, graduate student researchers at Yale University, analyzed a sample of nearly 290,000 tweets that mentioned Xinjiang in the first half of 2021. They found that six of the 10 most commonly shared YouTube videos in the tweets were from the pro-China influencers.

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