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January 28, 2020

U.S.-China Relations in the Social Media Era

Social media has been increasingly used as a means of communication between states. Political leaders and diplomats often use social media to signal intentions and engage counterparts. Social media companies like Facebook are also facing mounting criticism for their failure to censor hate speech and fake news on their platforms. How has the changing social media landscape affected international relations, especially the U.S.-China relationship? In this blog post, the student fellows were asked to discuss their views on U.S. and Chinese social media platforms, as well as their effects on diplomatic relations between the two countries.