公知 [gōng zhī]

公知 [gōng zhī] n. Bogus experts. Although it is short for 公共知識分子 [gōng gòng zhī shí fèn zǐ] “public intellectual,” this coinage is often a derogatory term for rabble-rousers who seek support on social media by appealing to popular desires and prejudices.

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