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Weibo and the Great Firewall of China

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jason Q. Ng, 2013 Google Policy Fellow at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab and author of Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why) (New Press, August 2013), discusses his new book, which catalogues the many words and phrases censored by the Chinese government on the popular social media site Weibo.


Excerpt: Blocked on Weibo

From the book Blocked on Weibo. Copyright (c) 2013 by Jason Ng. Reprinted by permission of New Press. All rights reserved.

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Comments [1]

Tony from Canarsie

As a non-tech savvy person, I was expecting to find the excerpt a rather dry affair, but was surprised to find it to be very informative and jargon free.

I'd like to hear more about the "soft censorship" Jason Ng mentions.

Aug. 20 2013 11:14 AM

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