WeChatscope is a research initiative at The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. WeChatscope aims to make censored articles of WeChat’s public accounts in China open access by monitoring a list of selected WeChat public accounts and detecting removed contents. Learn more: http://wechatscope.jmsc.hku.hk/
Latest posts by Wechatscope
Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.
Tan Qindong was arrested after revealing the presence of toxic herbs in a popular medicinal liquor. Posts about his ordeal were censored on WeChat.
The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.
With Ye's disappearance, the details of quiet agreements between his multi-billion dollar company and the Chinese government began to unravel.
The news of Fan's tax evasion penalty and her apology made the actress a top target for censorship on social media.
The censorship of ZTE and Huawei has strong association with the censorship of "China-U.S trade war".
The second installment in our series looks at the most censored topic in the 2018 WeChatscope dataset: the China-US trade war.
Our team tracked censored posts from more than 4,000 public accounts covering daily news on WeChat. Here is what we found.