Netizen Voices



Netizen Voices: Is This Primary School or Prison?

The emerging use of artificial intelligence-aided analysis in public school classrooms has raised alarm. Last June, the Globe and Mail reported on public fears of a new form of state surveillance over facial recognition cameras trained to recognize students’ emotion at a Hangzhou high...

Viral Content: Correct Collective Memory

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques of government policies and nationalistic support of...

Translation: Notes From the Wuhan Lockdown

Wuhan, Hubei–the epicenter of the outbreak of novel coronavirus that has now been declared a global health emergency by the WHO–has been on lockdown for nearly a week. The  “dramatic action” of quarantining a city of...

Netizens Call Out Propaganda on U.S.-Iran Tensions

With U.S.-Iran tensions high following the Trump administration’s January 3 assassination of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani, and retaliatory Iranian missile strikes against U.S. military bases in Iraq on January 7,...

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