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China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
May 18, 2022

China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns

By Sarah Cook
Top doctors have been among those silenced for urging a shift away from China's draconian pandemic control strategy.

The CCP’s Ukraine War Propaganda
April 16, 2022

The CCP’s Ukraine War Propaganda

By Sarah Cook
The party-state is using its extensive information control toolbox to artificially amplify its version of Russia’s invasion.
The Great Translation Movement Shines a Spotlight on China’s Propaganda
April 05, 2022

The Great Translation Movement Shines a Spotlight on China’s Propaganda

By Chauncey Jung
A decentralized social media campaign challenges CCP propaganda by revealing its dark narratives to a global audience.

Why Do Many Chinese Sympathize With Russia in the Ukraine Conflict?
March 18, 2022

Why Do Many Chinese Sympathize With Russia in the Ukraine Conflict?

By Wang Wen
Many Chinese believe that Russia faces a real security threat from the United States – and that China will face a similar threat in the future.

Why the US Must Take China’s Disinformation Operations Seriously
January 28, 2022

Why the US Must Take China’s Disinformation Operations Seriously

By Jianli Yang and Nick Monaco
China has barely scratched the surface of its potential to carry out a “people’s war” on global public opinion.

China’s Content Manipulation Reaches New Frontiers
November 16, 2021

China’s Content Manipulation Reaches New Frontiers

By Sarah Cook
Through a combination of industrial scale and technological clout, the CCP is increasing the reach of its influence operations.

Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent
July 23, 2021

Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent

By Jesse Turland
An anonymous Chinese tech and political blogger called “Program-Think” stopped posting in May, and rumors are swirling as to why.
Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach
April 29, 2021

Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach

By Zoe Jordan
What makes China’s shifting strategy on Xinjiang information management unique is that in addition to traditional approach to censorship, there seems to be a shift to fill the censored silence with noise.

Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint
April 12, 2021

Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sarah Cook.

Beijing Is Getting Better at Disinformation on Global Social Media
March 30, 2021

Beijing Is Getting Better at Disinformation on Global Social Media

By Sarah Cook
Its networks are resisting takedown efforts and gaining traction among real users.

China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
February 17, 2021

China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers

By Associated Press
Starting next week, China’s government will require bloggers to be approved to write on a wide range of topics, including economics, education, health, and foreign affairs.
China Blocks Clubhouse, App Used for Political Discussion
February 10, 2021

China Blocks Clubhouse, App Used for Political Discussion

By Associated Press
Thousands of Chinese had flocked to the app, which allowed unfettered discussion with people abroad about democracy, Taiwan, and other sensitive topics.

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