A consulting firm hired by Libya is under Fire for allegations of violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). The Cambridge, MA based Monitor Group was contracted to fix
the image of Libya.
The news caused a turmoil among Chinese forums in the US. For a long time, it has been suspected that many of the posters were disguised informants with connections to communists officials in China. It was speculated some of the moderators were family members of prominent communists officials, and some administrators were actual embassy employees.
Polishing a foreign government's reputation, so that ultimately the US's foreign policy would be consistent with their interests, is targeted by the FARA.