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China, What's Next? China’s Parallel Online Universe. To the casual eye, China’s social media landscape might look diverse and lively.

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But the social media clones are careful to follow Communist Party censorship. By Christopher Walker & Sarah Cook for The Diplomat December 27, 2011 Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+46 LinkedIn0 As the showdown escalated between Chinese security forces and residents of Wukan, where villagers revolted against the Chinese Communist Party, you didn’t find as much discussion of the incident in Chinese social media as you might expect. It was also a result of China’s development of a set of “social media clones” that ably mimic the functions of the most popular, internationally recognized social media applications, such as Facebook and Twitter. This innovative approach embraces, rather than resists, technological advances. Here’s how this critical piece of China’s modern censorship mosaic works. First, the big transnational social media players – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – are blocked in China.

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