Talk by Prof. Margaret Roberts

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall
March 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Talk by Prof. Margaret Roberts
Margaret Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.
11th Floor - 177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

The book describes how incomplete and porous censorship in China have an impact on information consumption in China, even when censorship is easy to circumvent. Using new methods to measure the influence of censorship and propaganda, Censored presents a theory that explains how censorship impacts citizens' access to information and in turn why authoritarian regimes decide to use different types of censorship in different circumstances to control the spread of information. The book is forthcoming with Princeton University Press.