The cost of humour: Political satire on social media and censorship in China

  title={The cost of humour: Political satire on social media and censorship in China},
  author={Luwei Rose Luqiu},
  journal={Global Media and Communication},
  pages={123 - 138}
  • L. Luqiu
  • Published 3 May 2017
  • Political Science
  • Global Media and Communication
On the basis of interviews with several of the most well-known political satirists in China and content analysis of a corpus of satirical texts, this study demonstrates how censorship has been strengthened since the creation of the State Internet Information Office in 2011. It also examines censorship’s different forms and its impact on individuals. The Chinese government imposes mainstream censorship policies on social media, and it is impossible for political satirists to avoid the ‘red line… 
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