Internet monitors

Beijing Listens to the People. What Does That Mean?

At The Washington Post last week, Simon Denyer reported on the expansion of Beijing’s efforts to gather data on public opinion, both online and through surveys: [… T]he government is trying to understand public opinion on...

Websites Unite With Party To Squash Rumors

Bloomberg reports the latest development in Beijing’s battle against the “cancer” of online rumors, the launch of a new rumor-busting website by companies including Baidu, Sina, Sohu, and Netease: The site...

SARFT Extends Internet Video Censorship

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) has released a mandate [zh] aimed at extending the branch’s reach of control over Internet-based original content. A Xinhua news brief reports: The...

Zhang Lei: 50 Cent Party Roams on Internet

Chi-Leung Lee translates a Changcheng Monthly (長城月報) report on the history of the Fifty Cent Party, originally authored by Zhang Lei. Via Interlocals: The term “net commentators” first appeared in the official website of Nanjing...

Do you have what it takes to be an ‘internet supervisor’ in China? – Zat Liu

From Shanghaiist (link): OK now, if you are over 18 years old, you have high school education, you have used internet for more than three years, you know internet pretty well — sounds like us … we’re getting excited! — you think you can accurately express your opinions, and most importantly, you care about establishing […]

Students put China’s spin on Web – Howard W. French

From the International Herald Tribune (link): To her fellow students, Hu Yingying appears to be a typical undergraduate, plain of dress, quick with a smile and perhaps possessed of a little extra spring in her step, but otherwise decidedly ordinary. And for Hu, in her second year at Shanghai Normal University, coming across as ordinary […]

Reports on Internet censorship from Chinese cyberspace

From Sohoxiaobao.com (translated by CDT): Shanghai Normal University set up a “BBS Guiding Team” yesterday. The BBS Guiding Team, composed of more than 500 trusted students, will act as the information policeman in the university’s 200 BBS. Shanghai Normal University BBS released a series of initiatives with “developing the socialistic sense of honor and disgrace” […]

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