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WeChatscope

Wechatscope aims to develop a systematic, scalable and robust system to collect, analyze, and visualize a representative set of censored messages of Wechat’s public accounts in China. The data are publicly accessible via API, website and the social media. It strives to make the set of “forbidden” messages in China open access and the public’s censored voice can be heard by the people outside and inside China, helping them understand China’s public sphere by using data analytics and visualization. It also aims at engaging with strategic partners to maximize the project’s impact.

Funding to date

2017
$121 800
12 months
Total funding: 
$121 800
Countries: 
China
Core issues: 
Access to the Internet
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Regions
East Asia
Objectives
Research
Technology development
Beneficiaries
General public
Activists
Journalists
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Academia
Government
Addressed problems
Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
Technology focus
Application deployment