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Talking to the BBC about social media in China

Tom McDonald , March 14th, 2017


Earlier this month, I was very fortunate to be interviewed by the BBC on my research onto the use of technology in China. The article that was published…


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From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?

Xin Yuan Wang , November 24th, 2016


A young Chinese factory worker reading on his smartphone. Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal…


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Online relationships with strangers can be ‘purer’ than with offline friends

Xin Yuan Wang , October 26th, 2015


“Internet dog” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia. As illustrated in the cartoon ‘On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog’, published by The New Yorker in 1993, the…


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Is Weibo on the way out? For some in China, it was never in.

Tom McDonald , May 11th, 2015


Weibo: share your thoughts with the world (assuming, of course, you actually want to). Photo: bfishadow (CC BY 2.0) I read with interest Celia Hatton’s BBC News article published…


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