Is Social Media Censorship of a Deadly Flood Backfiring?

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Social media once played a vital role in Chinese citizen’s response to natural disasters. When a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province in April 2012, citizens there used Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform, to share information and coordinate …

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Does Anyone Trust the Chinese Red Cross?


On April 20, the most severe earthquake since 2008 struck China. In the days since, aid organizations have mobilized to provide food and shelter to surviving victims in the disaster area, many of whom lost …

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