The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) public opinion war involves a lot more participants than you may have imagined. In addition to the 50-cent army, 20 million so-called “volunteers” have also joined the fight. Their average age is just 19.
The 50-cent army refers to internet commentators hired by Chinese authorities. Their job is to manipulate public opinions online. Their name comes from their alleged pay of 50 cents per post.