#研究分享#【网络社会治理:中国的数字化宣传】

#研究分享#【网络社会治理:中国的数字化宣传】中国被认为是进行社交媒体自动化信息、算法和政治研究的重要案例,这一方面是因为中国庞大的人口(以及不断增长的互联网用户数量),另一方面也因为中国在ICT技术领域的突飞猛进和软硬件出口的步伐日益加快。作者聚焦于两大社交媒体平台微博和推特,分析社交媒体机器人(social media bots)和数字化宣传(computational propaganda)对于社交媒体中涉华政治信息的影响。研究发现,推特上涉华政治议题是高度“自动化”的,反政府组织大量利用社交媒体机器人发布以简体字为主的反华信息,有可能是面向海外流散华人和那些“翻墙”到此平台的中国大陆用户的。因此,中国的数字化宣传可能更多体现在以“帝吧出征”为代表的网络民族主义运动中,并没有依靠社交媒体机器人或者“僵尸”账号来“制造”舆论。推特上的“反华”舆论,则一定程度上来源于社交媒体机器人的操纵。http://www.looooker.com/?p=69397

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

Received 11 Jul 2017, Accepted 09 May 2018, Published online: 24 May 2018

A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area in which further research was needed because of the size of its population, the potential for Chinese algorithmic manipulation in the politics of other countries, and the frequency of exportation of Chinese software and hardware. This paper contributes to the small body of knowledge on the first point (domestic automation and opinion manipulation) and presents the first piece of research into the second (international automation and opinion manipulation). Findings are based on an analysis of 1.5 million comments on official political information posts on Weibo and 1.1 million posts using hashtags associated with China and Chinese politics on Twitter. In line with previous research, little evidence of automation was found on Weibo. In contrast, a large amount of automation was found on Twitter. However, contrary to expectations and previous news reports, no evidence was found of pro-Chinese-state automation on Twitter. Automation on Twitter was associated with anti-Chinese-state perspectives and published in simplified Mandarin, presumably aimed at diasporic Chinese and mainland users who ‘jump the wall’ to access blocked platforms. These users come to Twitter seeking more diverse information and an online public sphere but instead they find an information environment in which a small number of anti-Chinese-state voices are attempting to use automation to dominate discourse. Our understanding of public conversation on Twitter in Mandarin is extremely limited and, thus, this paper advances the understanding of political communication on social media.

原文作者:Gillian Bolsover;Philip Howard

原文题目:Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

原文来源:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2018.1476576


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