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June 2, 2012

What's in a weibo?

One student visualises Chinese microblogging censorship.
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China's most popular microblogging site, SIna Weibo, boasts over 300 million users. Jon Russell / Creative Commons


Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo has experimented with different forms of censorship in recent months, ranging from a stalled plan to enact real-name registration to the release of a new system of self-regulation. Under this new arrangement users can deduct credits from one another for posting false or plagiarised content, with more points deducted the further the content spreads.

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