(Feature image credit: 上海明室) An innovative project at the JMSC has experimented with translating censored Chinese social media posts into English in an effort to tell China’s story to the wider world. The two-week pilot […]
Weiboscope is a Chinese social media data collection and visualisation project. One project objective, among many, is to make censored Sina Weibo posts of a selected group of Chinese microbloggers publicly accessible. Since January 2011, […]
Preliminary results of the social network analysis of the Hong Kong Facebook pages sharing network collected during the “Umbrella Movement” are used to discover the communities within the network and how these communities contributed to the public opinion formation. The findings suggest that large communities of Facebook pages seem to be grouped by political ideologies and their post-sharing activities were associated with real-life public opinion.
JMSC Research Seminar: Nationalism, anti-Beijing criticism, and censorship on Weibo during the 2012 Diaoyudao (釣魚島) dispute Date: January 23, 2015 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Digital Media Lab, G/F, Eliot Hall, JMSC, HKU Abstract: Protests […]
JMSC Assistant Professor Fu King-Wa has been awarded two new grants to continue his work investigating the behaviour of social media users in China and Hong Kong and assessing the extent of Chinese government censorship. […]
New research at JMSC on the intersection of censorship and big data reveals that Chinese social media is an important source of real-time data on breaking events and social trends in China as well as what key words the government is using to censor the Internet.
JMSC faculty members, alums and students will be playing major roles in the upcoming IB World Student Conference, which is to be held at The University of Hong Kong next month. The conference, which will bring secondary students from […]
WeiboTrendsPro, a Twitter feed of English translations of posts that have been deleted from the Chinese social networking website Sina Weibo, has been created by three JMSC graduate students. Chinese censors routinely delete online posts […]