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Computer Scientists Measure the Speed of Censorship On China's Twitter | MIT Technology Review

Computer Scientists Measure the Speed of Censorship On China's Twitter | MIT Technology Review | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 7, 2013 11:32 AM

The results of the study are fascinating. They say that in their data set about 5 per cent of the deletions occur within 8 minutes of posting and around 30 per cent within 0 minutes. In total, 90 per cent of deletions occur within a day, although at times deletions can occur several days later.