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Carnegie Mellon Performs First Large-scale Analysis of "Soft" Censorship of Social Media in China


March 7, 2012

computing graphic Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science analyzed millions of Chinese microblogs, or "weibos," to uncover a set of politically sensitive terms that draw the attention of Chinese censors. Individual messages containing the terms were often deleted at rates that could vary based on current events or geography. Full Story

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