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SELF-CENSORSHIP MADE IN SWEDEN: En kvalitativ studie om den kinesiska diasporans utövning av självcensur på sociala medier mot bakgrunden av upplevd övervakning
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The surveillance in China is a topic which has been the subject of extensive scientific studies. First and foremost, the digital surveillance of the population of China has been explained by a number of scholars over the years. Nevertheless, the monitoring of the Chinese diaspora is a research area that has been explained to a limited extent and where the studies of monitoring of the Chinese diaspora in Sweden are not to be found in research for the present study. The purpose of the study is thus to investigate past and present citizens’ relationship to the internet and social media linked to surveillance with the aim of clarifying how the feeling of being monitored contributes to the individual’s application of self-censorship. The method of collecting the empiricism has included six different interviews. The result showed that the Chinese diasporas feeling of being monitored contributes in some cases to self-censorship on social media. The monitoring operator consists partly of state of China, but also the Chinese diasporas community on social media is perceives as a monitoring actor. The conclusions of the study show that the Chinese diaspora largely reflects on the posts before publishing. Self- censorship was also practiced with various reasons and extent on Western and Chinese social media. Horizontal surveillance was fund on both Western and Chinese social media, while state surveillance instead perceived on western social media. A further form of self-censorship emerged where state surveillance as well as surveillance from ideological groups active in the country resulted in deletion of posts upon entry to another country and created the concept of travel censorship.

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2020. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Chinese diaspora, Self-censorship, Social media, Surveillance, Sweden
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-48729OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-48729DiVA, id: diva2:1440332
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Available from: 2020-06-16 Created: 2020-06-14 Last updated: 2020-06-16Bibliographically approved

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