[Reporter Chen Jiayi/Taipei Report] The Economic Committee of the Legislative Yuan continued its review of the Council of Agriculture’s budget today (28th). KMT legislator Lu Yuling pointed out that the 210,000 media publicity fees listed in the Farmland Water Conservancy Operation Fund may involve raising Internet troops and affecting public opinion direction, advocate freezing 90% of the budget.

Democratic Progressive Party legislator Qiu Yiying said, "What kind of cyber army can I hire for 210,000 yuan? The cyber army is not so cheap." Chen Jizhong, chairman of the Council of Agriculture, also responded that agricultural publicity funds and raising cyber troops are two different things.

According to the "media policy and business promotion fee" in the 2012 farmland water conservancy operation fund budget, 210,000 yuan was prepared.

Lu Yuling questioned that the Council of Agriculture and its affiliated agencies have been questioned many times in the past to use the media to promote the budget to cultivate Internet soldiers, spread specific remarks on the Internet, and influence the direction of public opinion. They advocated freezing 90% of the budget. Can be thawed.

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DPP legislator Qiu Yiying said, "What kind of cyber army can I hire for 210,000 yuan? The cyber army is not so cheap." DPP legislator Chen Tingfei also said that 210,000 yuan may be just a basic publicity fee, and this fund will be used even It is very difficult to publicize in the news media, and it is unlikely to invite the Internet army to do large-scale marketing. It is recommended to maintain the original budget and pass it.

Lu Yuling responded that almost every budget includes media publicity fees. She just asked for a clear explanation. If the sum of each budget is more than 210,000 yuan.

In addition, according to the proposal of legislator Xie Yifeng and others, the 112-year media promotion fee of the Agricultural Special Income Fund is 63.936 million yuan, an increase of 28.736 million yuan from the 35.2 million yuan in the final accounts in 2020. It is proposed to freeze 10%, pending implementation The report can only be unfrozen.

Chen Jizhong, chairman of the Council of Agriculture, explained that to promote the rational use of fertilizers by farmers, to deepen food and agricultural education, and to promote consumers' understanding of Taiwan's agricultural, fishery and livestock products all require media publicity funds. Therefore, the increased media publicity funds are a dissemination Everywhere, the Internet-raising army associated with the outside world is completely different.