Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1)

Meta-information censorship and the creation of the Chinanet Bubble

Julkaisun tekijät: Paltemaa Lauri, Vuori Juha A., Mattlin Mikael, Katajisto Jouko

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Journal: Information, Communication and Society

Volyymi: 23

Julkaisunumero: 14

Sivujen määrä: 17

ISSN: 1369-118X

eISSN: 1468-4462


Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite:


The question of who controls meta-information online has become
a hot-button issue with profound political implications. The present
article explores how state-led online censorship in the People’s
Republic of China can create information bubbles, and how it is
possible to analyze them. The article is based on a systematic
comparison between 3,000 and image
search results on a series of selected, potentially sensitive,
keywords. This allows us to discern how censorship and
information bubbles are connected, and how it is possible to
detect and analyze them. To facilitate this, we offer a typology for
conceptualizing the different dimensions of internet censorship.
Our analysis points to the importance of censorship on metainformation and suggests that generally censored internet
contents can also spill over to a liberal context through the
Sinophone internet.

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