Social networks were built as syndicates for disinformation and subversion. The idea of electronic group think perpetuates as a direct upgrade in the evolutionary chain from the robot societies of the Soviet satellite states in the cold war era which, employed good old fashioned secret police scare tactics in squelching free speech.
In the months before a possible military coup, where the Chinese government faces the daunting reality of a defense budget crises, leaving tens of millions of highly trained veterans virtually penniless and motivated to balance the proverbial check book of finances and karma, the communist regime shuffles to shift focus in maintaining societal order by controlling and policing social networking. US News reports that Beijing will implement a thorough and aggressive complex software moderation system, not so subtly disguised as an online community, aimed at identifying irregular behavior patterns of users, giving officials the latitude to deal with any anomaly, swiftly and thoroughly.
The platform of “Piyao”, which represents the goal of “alleviating rumors”, will apparently disseminate factual content, or truths approved by the government ministry of truth to the popular Chinese online hangouts of Weibo and WeChat, and assist the inner circle of the communist party with erasing any revolutionary factions of the population in maintaining a vice grip hold on the billions of nationalists. Unlike, F***book, which pawns itself off as a digital experience of free thought, diversity and creativity, there is no ambiguity surrounding the directive of Piyao and the capabilities of the network to interface with the daunting and highly innovative surveillance system of the totalitarian empire. Existing as a real number and a dissident, according to the multi-faceted departments of the Chinese government bent on eliminating individual rights, has never before been so academic.
Top officials claim in a Mark Zuckerberg-like tone, that the debut of the intricate and powerful system will create a “clean and clear” online experience of citizens. Originating from a chorus of glorified dictators, the sentiment is absolutely chilling as to the future of heavy laden state censorship and the inevitable increase of forced labor camp population, featuring an array of backgrounds and skill-sets serving the state in a capacity of life and death circumstances.
If the 176 million cameras, which routinely spy on residents are the eyes of the dragon, and the communist party is the soul of the beast set on ruling the world through any means necessary, then certainly the essence of the creature, who shoots Ma0ist fire across the ancient river alluvial floodplains, is the superficially benign, yet insidiously complex mind controlling social network inhabited by indoctrinating bots forwarding an agenda. The scope of the megaproject makes similar efforts by the majority US tech consortium seem like Disneyland in comparison.
Imagine, the ultimate CRM infrastructure logging every online move and life event of citizens in a show of complete state dominance. Oh wait, F***book has already done that. Go ahead… create an account today. You won’t be sorry.
Read the US News story here.