Author Archives: Jun

Fighting against Rumors in the Information age?

People’s Daily published a piece of news yesterday (April 27, 2013), titled “To stop the rumor, we speed up our work “ (阻击谣言 速度加快), which presented the rumors and facts as rumor denials on weibo platforms since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Ya’an, China’s Sichuan Province on April 20, 2013. According to the report, one of the progresses in dealing with … Continue reading

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Investigating the Role of Mobile Phone in China’s Contentious Politics

The growing importance of mobile phones in popular protests has attracted considerable attention around the world, as an increasing number of people are appropriating their mobile devices for the mobilization of collective action and the subsequent initiation, organization, and implementation of social movements (see, for instance, the Arab Spring). The proliferation of mobile phones in China also nurtures growing mobile-phone–facilitated … Continue reading

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