3 July 2012: CIO Journal


WeiboScope (Photo credit: Cedric Sam)

WeiboScope Uses Big Data to Track Censors in China

Excerpt: An incredible development in China gives us new insight into the power of Big Data. WeiboScope, developed at Hong Kong University, scans up to 300,000 user accounts on Weibo, a Twitter-like service in China, to develop a better understanding of government censorship patterns. It can be used to predict what the government is likely to find objectionable–and even, possibly, to predict major news events before they happen.

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/07/03/the-morning-download-big-data-tracks-censors-in-china/

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