Political Vote Webpage Turns Out to be Marketing Ploy

Political Vote Webpage Turns Out to be Marketing Ploy

Many Chinese recently encountered a webpage which asked them to support a proposal to change the law on child trafficking such that kidnappers and sellers would receive the death penalty, with those engaged in buying getting life sentences. However, a message at the bottom of the page which thanked another website for its support turned out to be a hyperlink to the enrollment page of a dating website, which paid a commission for each successful referral. The case is one of many which use such techniques to attract new users. One netizen rather tongue-in-cheek said he didn’t mind being marketed to.

Source: Netease

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  • Vance

    Do they even pretend to vote on anything in China (Mainland)?

    • mr.wiener

      The people pretend to vote, the govt pretend to care what the people think.

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