WeChat and Sina Weibo adapted and evolved their censorship efforts in response to the death of Liu Xiaobo.
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This report analyzes the information control practices related to a national crackdown on Chinese rights lawyers and activists on two leading Chinese social media networks. We document the Search filtering on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, as well as keyword and image censorship on WeChat, the most popular chat app in China.
We investigate what keywords might trigger censorship via automatic review in Sina Weibo and followed the pathways a typical censored post might take on Chinese social media.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng was quoted in a recent story about Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng was interviewed by VICE podcast’s Reihan Salam.
This post presents a 22-month infographic overview of how events are correlated with blocking of information related to Bo Xilai on Sina Weibo.
The China Chats keyword list was tested on Sina Weibo four times from Jun to Aug 2013. The data allows us to identify changes in censorship on Sina Weibo over time.
August 29, 2013
As citizens in China commemorate the twenty-fourth anniversary of June 4th today, we identified 71 keywords that are currently blocked from searching on Sina Weibo.