Investigating China’s censorship landscape via public job advertisements, as well as the implications of new technologies and the decentralization of censorship power on information-control strategies.
This fellow is investigating China’s censorship landscape with public job-ads data, and is attempting to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and intricacies of the censorship practice from different actors in this market.
Censorship is a labor-intensive task and high political stakes push digital platforms in China to seek various solutions to accomplish this work. The central focus of this project is on understanding the fluctuating demand for such positions, emphasizing the influence of modern technologies, specific skill requirements, and the role of major stakeholders like the government, tech companies, and labor agencies. The study will also examine the implications of new technologies and the decentralization of censorship power on information control strategies.