Submissions/Paid contributions in the Chinese context of monitoring and guiding online public opinion
After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
- Submission no. 8514
- Title of the submission
Paid contributions in the Chinese context of monitoring and guiding online public opinion
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- "Can rules on paid contributions be adopted and/or enforced in the Chinese context?"
The availability of user-generated data intermediary and tools has become important for government and corporate research of “public opinion monitoring and guiding” business in China. As Chinese government employ 'internet opinion analysts' to monitor and guide public opinion, often with young recruits fresh from college, it becomes a challenge for the Chinese-language Wikipedia community to build mutual trust based on transparent editing and interest.
A discussion is thus need to explore how both passive and pro-active measures can be taken to prevent or direct paid constributions. Pro-active measures to invite Xinhuanet professionals to have official account can also be considered.
- Author of the submission
- Hanteng Liao, Oxford Internet Institute
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Oxford Internet Institute
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Legal & Free Culture
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 30 minutes
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