Planting spies, paying people to post on social media, and pretending the news doesn't exist: This is how China tries to distract people from human rights abuses
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The Chinese Communist Party is keen to portray itself as a peaceful and scandal-free power.

It refuses to acknowledge its human rights abuses, and discrimination against LGBT community and feminists.

It's not easy to do in the digital age, where nearly half of China's citizens use the internet.

These are four of the most commonly used tricks in the party's playbook.

The ways that China has been monitoring and ranking its citizens, secretly imprisoning ethnic minorities, and...

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