This new report in the UNESCO Internet freedom series focuses on the rise of internet intermediaries that play a mediating role on the internet between authors of content and audience. This UNESCO project was completed as a joint initiative with the Open Society Foundations, the Internet Society, and Center for Global Communication Studies. The original post can be found here.
Ran Liu, a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the role of rumor in Chinese social media.
Yuanyuan Dong, a lecturer at the School of Languages and Communications Studies at Beijing Jiaotong University, discusses issues with China’s September 2013 legislation which permitted imprisonment for slanderous material on microblogs shared at least 500 times or viewed 5,000 times.