Video: Censorship on China’s Sina Weibo
The VICE podcast Reihan Salam sits down with Jason Q. Ng, author of Blocked on Weibo, a book which examines the keywords blocked on China’s most important social media site, Sina Weibo. Jason is a research fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, where he studies information controls in social media. He is also a research consultant for China Digital Times and was a 2013 Google Policy Fellow. His writing and work have been featured in Le Monde, TheAtlantic.com, Foreign Affairs, and Tea Leaf Nation. In this interview he discusses Sina Weibo’s place in Chinese culture, the origins of the Great Firewall and its censorship office, and why certain terms have been blocked on Weibo.