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The Latest Internet Crackdown

We have in previous blogs (see here, here, and here) discussed how the Chinese government tries to both use and control new information and communication technologies. With some 500 million users weibo has since 2009 developed into an important site for Chinese citizens to share news, debate hot topics, and network, and as such a site that the government keeps … Continue reading

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Further notes from China and the New Internet World conferences in Oxford 14-15 June, 2013

As Barbara Schulte earlier wrote on this blog, several of us from the Digital China group attended the China and the New Internet World conferences in Oxford last week. It was a good opportunity to meet many of the scholars working in the field, listen to current debates, and be updated on recent research. Scholars from different disciplines discussed a … Continue reading

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Notes from the June 14 ICA 2013 Preconference “China and the New Internet World”

Today I and some of my colleagues from Lund’s Digital China Project have attended the ICA 2013 Preconference “China and the New Internet World” in Oxford, UK, addressing several questions around the impact of the Internet on China, and of China on the Internet. As pointed out in the introductory panel, not only the number of Chinese Internet users is … Continue reading

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The Sprayers of the World Wide Web – or about Fighting Surrogate Battles

Some weeks ago, Karl had a blog here about the right to be forgotten and the dilemma one faces when transplanting this right into the digital age: things, once in the World Wide Web, remain glued to the digital collective memory – substantiated claims and little jokes alike. Graffiti (in the real world) often works the other way round – … Continue reading

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Impressions from the Stockholm Internet Forum

Last week I attended the Stockholm Internet Forum, launched last year by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Development Agency. The aim of the Forum is to gather a diverse group of people, actors and stakeholders in the field, such as bloggers, net activists, policy-makers, representatives of Internet companies, representatives of national and international institutions, such as UNESCO (see … Continue reading

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The right to be forgotten and the power to delete

Recently, Google was taken to court in a case in which a Spanish man, when searching for his own name, found a several-year old article according to which his house was being auctioned because of his refusal to pay his taxes. Google, however, argued that it should not have to remove such material. When employers google job applicants mistakes committed … Continue reading

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