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2018/09/06 | Global Voices
China's State-Run 'Fake News' Clampdown Goes into Overdrive
A new platform backed by China's state media agency called Piyao, meaning 'rumor-squashing,' was launched last week.
2018/06/01 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Endless 'Orwellian Nonsense' and Weird 'Weiplomacy'
The Chinese Communist Party is doubleplusgood at promulgating Chinese duckspeak.
2018/04/17 | Jack Smith
OPINION: Sina Weibo’s Gay Content U-Turn Was No Victory
Weibo failed to apologize for its ban on LGBT content and celebrating the reversal of its decision will do nothing to shake public apathy in China.
2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani
President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin
New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.
2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion
Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero
'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.
2017/03/16 | Jules Quartly
Fake News in China and Taiwan: Pot, Kettle, Black
China and Taiwan offer different models for tackling the worldwide problem of fake news, top-down or bottom-up. Take your pick...
2017/01/18 | Han Le
How Weibo Reflects China’s National Pride and Shame
Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.
2016/11/19 | Han Le
Mourning by Rote: The Dynamics of Weibo Commemoration
As news spreads rapidly across the microblog network, Internet users are engaging with tragedies in ever more formulaic and predictable ways.
2016/10/12 | Han Le
How Weibo Shapes What We Remember And Forget
The Chinese social media site is changing the ways its users remember the past and process the present.
2016/09/29 | Jessie Yang
How New Media Contribute to Citizen Journalism in China
It’s a constant tug of war, but social media provide a tool for society to bypass state censors and shed light on important social issues.