Is there digital activism in China? What is it like to be an activist running a grassroots NGO in a land of censors?
Jing Wang, “Walking Around Obstacles: Nonconfrontational Activists in Gray China”
This talk challenges some of the binary assumptions we made about activism and China by bringing our attention to the gray zones in China where nonconfrontational activists are building an invisible and quiet coalition.
User-Generated Censorship: Manipulating the Maps Of Social Media
Chris Peterson’s thesis investigates user-generated censorship: intervention by which users strategically manipulate social media to suppress speech.