5. Session der "Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research"

Online am 14.11. um 14 Uhr

"Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research" wird am kommenden 14. November um 14:00 Uhr zum fünften mal Online stattfinden. Unser Gast ist Zheyu Shang von der Leiden University, sie hält einen Vortrag zum "Thema Towards a More Inclusive Platform Governance: User's Practices of Participatory Content Moderation on China's Digital Platforms"

The increase in creative online expressions presents challenges for platforms’ ability to detect and handle content violations. In China, digital platforms are held accountable for reviewing online content under current laws and regulations. Legal pressure and the sheer amount of user-generated content require platforms to innovate content moderation mechanisms and improve content moderating ability. In China, digital platforms like Bilibili, Weibo, and Douyin (TikTok’s Chinese version) have widely adopted a participatory content moderation mechanism, allowing users to participate in the judgment of content violation cases and contribute to a better online sphere. Bilibili, an online video-sharing platform with over 300 million active users, was the pioneer in deploying this mechanism on a large scale. It launched the Disciplinary Committee (风纪委员会) in 2017, engaging users in content moderation to improve the online environment. To better understand this mechanism and users’ role in content moderation, I joined the committee to conduct participant observation and interviewed committee members from 2020 to 2023. This talk will introduce the concept of the participatory moderation mechanism, discuss the platform’s design, and reflect on the evolving roles of users in platform governance.

Zheyu Shang ist Doktorandin an der Universität Leiden. Ihre Forschungsinteressen liegen in den Bereichen Platform Governance, politische Kommunikation und Jugendkultur in China.
Das ZeMKI-Lab  "Platform Governance, Media, and Technology" (PGMT) und das Zentrum für Medien- und Journalismusforschung der Universität Groningen freut sich auf Ihre Teilnahme.

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