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Weibo saves the freedom of speech

出自香港新聞網 - 樹仁新傳系學生實習習作

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In Mainland China, the freedom of speech of ordinary people has long been suppressed by the central government, even the media aren't exempt. Qian Gang, Project Director of the Journalism and Communications Research Center in Hong Kong University, said that Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, has become the new platform for people to voice their opinions.

Cassandra Guo



Back in the old days when no Weibo existed, if there were any news not favoring the central government or news about serious accidents taking place in the Mainland, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China tended to force the press not to publish the news even if the press had already printed out the newspapers. Then a reprint of the front page would be neccessary, or elimination of related inside content would be carried out, without readers' knowledge.


Those dark ages when editors had no final say on their own newspapers and readers knew nothing about the truth have passed because of Weibo. According to Qian, editors or journalists can now “take a picture of their original front page and post it on Weibo”, then even if the news can’t appear in the newspaper, it can still circulate on the internet. “This is an improvement,” Qian said.


Though there are mainland officials monitoring the content being shared on Weibo constantly, aiming at harmonizing (a Net-term meaning eliminating) sensitive keywords and improper content, there’s still a buffer time which is long enough for the “improper posts” to circulate around Weibo before being harmonized.

Sina Weibo, and Tencent Weibo, are now the two most popular social networks in terms of microblogs in Mainland China, with more than 200 million registered users each. The former was founded on Aug, 2009, while the latter caught up last year in April. Due to theeir same nature and target users, many believe that the competition between the two social network giants has just begun.

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