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    A Job for OhOh

    ...butt-kissing foreigners soak up praise from government-controlled media: no, no! Don't thank me, OhOh!

    The foreigners in China’s disinformation drive

    By Kerry Allen & Sophie Williams
    BBC News
    Published: 1 hour ago

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    Foreign video bloggers denouncing what they say is negative coverage of China on highly controversial subjects such as Xinjiang are attracting large numbers of subscribers on platforms like YouTube.

    In recent years, the "vloggers" have been increasingly presenting themselves as China-lovers, spreading Communist Party disinformation.

    YouTube labels Chinese state media like broadcaster CGTN as government-funded. But there is little policing when it comes to individuals promoting similar narratives.

    Some vloggers are suspected of co-operating with state-owned outlets to spread China's rhetoric to the world. But it's far from clear what really motivates them, or how effective this strategy is.

    Who are the vloggers?

    Co-ordinated videos have recently been appearing on foreign vloggers' channels to counter investigative reports from independent media on the treatment of China's Uyghur community in its north-west Xinjiang region.

    There are well-documented allegations of systematic human rights abuses on a huge scale in the region.

    The vloggers include British expatriates Barrie Jones, Jason Lightfoot and father-and-son team Lee and Oli Barrett, who use their platforms to comment on the West's alleged "lies" and China's government policies.

    They have subsequently gone on to appear in videos for Chinese state broadcaster CGTN.

    Earlier videos on their personal channels focus on navigating daily life within China. More recent videos, however, have become overtly political; they staunchly defend China's rhetoric on topics ranging from Covid-19, to Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

    Many of these YouTubers have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, and their videos are fiercely promoted and commented on by nationalist users.

    'Never been paid to go on a trip'

    Vlogging is popular in China, but Chinese video platforms have strict terms and conditions, restricting what users can post. Thousands of internet moderators also screen content.

    Consequently, many Chinese vloggers end up posting material filmed from within their homes.

    China's 1982 constitution guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. However, Chinese vloggers and citizen journalists are often detained or arrested for making videos deemed to be unfavourable by the authorities. In December 2020, citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was jailed for four years after making a number of vlogs during Wuhan's coronavirus outbreak.

    Expat vloggers like the Barretts and Jason Lightfoot, however, appear to be in a comparatively privileged position with significant access, and in some cases facilitated by local officials or state media in China...

    ...remainder of the article here: The foreigners in China’s disinformation drive - BBC News
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    That's right, don't believe people on the ground there. People who live and work there. Never believe anyone who has actually been to Xinjiang, and filmed it. Or bicycled through it.
    Oh no, believe the same dog n pony show that brought you Saddam's WMD instead!!! You couldn't make this stuff up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    You couldn't make this stuff up.
    ...Oh, I don't know...you're doing a good job with denial fantasy...

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    Your thread title suggests that he's not already doing it.

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    Anyway, two good ones to watch are Daniel Dumbrill, canuck, and Jerry Grey, pom. If you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    In recent years, the "vloggers" have been increasingly presenting themselves as China-lovers, spreading Communist Party disinformation.
    Where's smeg when you need him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Where's smeg when you need him...
    ...let's assume he's never needed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    The vloggers include British expatriates Barrie Jones, Jason Lightfoot and father-and-son team Lee and Oli Barrett, who use their platforms to comment on the West's alleged "lies" and China's government policies.
    Uh huh.

    They have subsequently gone on to appear in videos for Chinese state broadcaster CGTN.
    Uh huh.

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    BBC says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    BBC says it all.
    ...if you find the text too challenging, just look at the vids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    just look at the vids...
    Even that's a struggle for Chico...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...if you find the text too challenging, just look at the vids...
    Yep the BBC would be about right for you..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...if you find the text too challenging, just look at the vids...
    Chico is a retard, it would be an accomplishment to get him to stop dragging his knuckles and drooling. Asking him to watch videos and have an impartial opinion is a bridge too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    BBC says it all.
    Yes, they didn't leave out anything did they? Unlike the ol' chinkies would do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    That's right, don't believe people on the ground there. People who live and work there.
    Same same about the life behind the Iron Curtain. Nobody knows it better than the Hollywood world and its audience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Your thread title suggests that he's not already doing it
    As long as TD allows me to post my informative news, these keep mysteriously arriving:

    A Job for OhOh-imgbin-china-gold-bar-chinese-zodiac

    and replies are posted (15 already in 4 hours), I assume all of us, TD owners and posters, Uncle Xi, THE LORD ...., are happy.
    Last edited by OhOh; 11-07-2021 at 12:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    As long as TD allows me to post my informative news, these keep arriving:
    ...yes, that's what the article suggests...despite denials from those interviewed...after all, who wants to be seen as a paid stooge?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    BBC says it all.
    The BBC, six months behind The Times.

    January 09 2021

    Beijing funds British YouTubers to further its propaganda war | News | The Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    who wants to be seen as a paid stooge?...
    The people who are, "paid stooges" are whom, just the bloggers or ....?

    1. Our Balliol College educated Bojo gets his regular "performance" bonus.

    2. How much has this guy's, Black Rock managed portfolio, increased in his FED Chairman days?

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    3. ....
    Last edited by OhOh; 11-07-2021 at 01:06 PM.

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    And the waffling begins....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The people who are, "paid stooges" are whom, just the bloggers
    ...yes, just the "bloggers"...you'll fit in nicely...

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    If the Chinese arrested OhOh he would be extolling the virtues of the Chinese penal system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And the waffling begins....
    Do waffle makers get paid the same rate as propagander posters in the west?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    you'll fit in nicely.
    A signed letter of recommendation sometimes helps, and if from a recognised expert, that would be excellent. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    he would be extolling the virtues of the Chinese penal system.
    Having no experience of any penal system, can you confirm they have high speed wifi?
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    And the waffling continues.

    Hoohoo is pretty feeble when he runs out of ideas.

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    I do feel for OhOh at times. it must be difficult justifying the unjustifiable.

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