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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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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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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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