Reverse-engineering censorship in China: Randomized experimentation and participant observation

  title={Reverse-engineering censorship in China: Randomized experimentation and participant observation},
  author={Gary King and Jennifer Pan and Margaret E. Roberts},
Introduction Censorship has a long history in China, extending from the efforts of Emperor Qin to burn Confucian texts in the third century BCE to the control of traditional broadcast media under Communist Party rule. However, with the rise of the Internet and new media platforms, more than 1.3 billion people can now broadcast their individual views, making information far more diffuse and considerably harder to control. In response, the government has built a massive social media censorship… 
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