The politics of flies: mocking news in Chinese cyberspace

  title={The politics of flies: mocking news in Chinese cyberspace},
  author={L. Tang},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Communication},
  pages={482 - 496}
  • L. Tang
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Chinese Journal of Communication
Utilizing an illustrative case, this article examines readers' satirical comments on online news in Chinese cyberspace, revealing that using the news as a prop, netizens joke about social inequality and injustice, and parody sham and official stereotyped and hollow messages. Furthermore, by raising questions and exploring possible answers collectively, netizens unveil the absurdity of social policies and the hypocrisy, greed, and corruption of government officials. Hence, netizens' satirical… Expand
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