Chinese Censorship

Jeffrey Shen & Palfrey
F ’18

In this independent research project, Jeffrey Shen and I created CensorScout and the Weibo Censorship Dashboard, two pilot applications that make several steps toward increased transparency into censorship on Weibo and provide valuable—albeit limited—information regarding the state of Chinese Internet censorship.

  • Published paper for open access on SSRN, made daily top-tens in several sections and top 10% of authors by downloads in the year following.
  • Completed as part of Digital Propaganda & Censorship, an Independent Project at Phillips Academy under the mentorship of John Palfrey, Michael Barker, and Malgorzata Stergios.