Book cover of Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall by Margaret E. Roberts
International & World Politics

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

A groundbreaking and surprising look at contemporary censorship in China

As authoritarian governments around the world develop sophisticated technologies for controlling information, many observers have predicted that these controls would be easily evaded by savvy internet users. In┬áCensored, Margaret Roberts demonstrates that even censorship that is easy to circumvent can still be enormously effective. Taking advantage of digital data harvested from the Chinese internet and leaks from China’s Propaganda Department, Roberts sheds light on how censorship influences the Chinese public. […Learn More]