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Prof. Guobin Yang comments on Chinese government's tight grip on social media

In Investment Business Daily, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures professor Guobin Yang is qoted in an article about social media in China.  An excerpt:

"Sina has recently started to monitor Weibo more closely, says Barnard College sociology professor Guobin Yang, the author of "The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online." If a user spreads a piece of news or rumor that the government objects to, the company suspends the user's account for one month, he says. The offending rumor is also labeled as false or misleading on Sina's main page as a warning to others."

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Prof. Yang is an associate professor in Barnard's Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures and the author of The Power of the Internet in China.