Despite banning Twitter, 92% of China Netizens use Social Media. According to a recent report, Chinese netizens are twice as likely to use chat and three times more likely to micro-blog, blog and use video conference than Americans users. The Netpop Research study shows that mainland Chinese citizens are “more likely to share information Broadly and openly”. This comes as a surprise as the country’s censorship has been such a topic of contention. Nevertheless, the study estimates that up to 92% of Chinese netizens use social media, meanwhile, only 76% of US netizens do the same.
The UN has agreed that to take away Internet access from a group of people is now against international law. This is due to the fact that, “unlike any other medium of communication, such as radio, television and printed publications based on one-way transmission of information, the Internet represents a leap forward as an interactive Medium… individuals are no longer passive recipients, but also active publishers of information.”
Knowing that UN has intervened in the issue of social media, do you think, that social media is used more to receive information or to publish information?