Online scrutiny of people with nice cars: A comparative analysis of Chinese, Russian, and Anglo-American outrage

@article{Huang2020OnlineSO,
  title={Online scrutiny of people with nice cars: A comparative analysis of Chinese, Russian, and Anglo-American outrage},
  author={Qian Huang and Rashid Gabdulhakov and D. Trottier},
  journal={Global Media and China},
  year={2020},
  volume={5},
  pages={247 - 260}
}
Connected by platforms and equipped with mobile recording devices, social media users are able to conduct near-constant mutual scrutiny. Such mediated scrutiny sometimes escalates to public denunciations online and even mediated or embodied interventions. A recurring theme of such scrutiny can be observed not only on Chinese social media but also on platforms in Russia and elsewhere, in which hostility is openly expressed towards people with nice cars (i.e. late model, luxury, foreign vehicles… Expand

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