Little Red Podcast

Choose Your Own Dystopia1 min read

China’s social media and surveillance capitalism

AN EPISODE OF THE LITTLE RED PODCAST

With Chinese citizens’ lives increasingly coded into data streams, the question of who owns this data and how it gets used is largely up to private companies. They control massive volumes of personal information and are tasked by Xi Jinping with everything from astroturfing public opinion to monitoring one-to-one chat in real time. As these companies expand beyond China’s borders, their operations and relationship with the Chinese state bear further scrutiny. To shed light on how China’s tech giants do the Party’s work, Louisa and Graeme are joined by Fu Kingwa from Hong Kong University, Masashi Crete-Nishihata from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and Blake Miller of London School of Economics and Political Science, formerly of Dartmouth College.


This is an episode of the Little Red Podcast, hosted by Graeme Smith and Louisa Lim, and is syndicated with permission.
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Little Red Podcast

The Little Red Podcast features interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. It is hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs, and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. They are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow them @limlouisa and @GraemeKSmith, and find show notes on <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/LittleRedPodcast/