On the front lines of China’s war to police the internet, companies employ armies of censors to adjudicate the sea of content produced each day for and by the world’s biggest online population. Illustration by Perry Tse

No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the internet

  • China’s social media companies employ thousands to censor content that falls afoul of the country’s stringent regulations governing the internet
  • While AI is used to remove banned content, many decisions are taken by humans, especially if they involve context
Topic |   Censorship in China

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On the front lines of China’s war to police the internet, companies employ armies of censors to adjudicate the sea of content produced each day for and by the world’s biggest online population. Illustration by Perry Tse
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