Submissions/Paid contributions in the Chinese context of monitoring and guiding online public opinion

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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
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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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