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...




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