|Summary||David Wertime presents an insight into the significance of Social Media in Modern China. Wertime shows how the Social Media platforms WeChat and Weibo, currently with hundreds of millions of users in China, provide a most important platform for free speech as well as a window into what is going on China. In citing several key case studies, Wertime shows the power of Chinese Social Web in molding public opinion and how the Chinese government has recently managed the social media experience by intimating and cracking down on major online opinion leaders and by flooding the internet with their own messages. This is a must view presentation for understanding how information moves in modern China.|
|Keywords||social media, WeChat, Weibo|
|Publish Date||August 5, 2013|
|Source||Speech given at 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Modern China Through the Lens of Social Change and Reform”, August 3-4, 2015, at San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.|
|Speaker Bio||David Wertime Bio|
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