Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Thursday, September 12, 2013:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.  Second, we conduct a large scale randomized Read more about Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship