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China collects masses of data on Western targets, documents show

The exact scope of the Chinese government controlling public opinion is unclear, but there is some indication of its magnitude in the Chinese state media. In 2014, the state-sponsored newspaper China Daily said more than 2 million people worked as public opinion analysts. In 2018, the People’s Daily, another official body, said the government’s online opinion polling industry was worth “tens of billions of yuan,” equivalent to billions of dollars, and was growing 50 percent a year.