Netizen pushback in China: Sharing information and circumventing COVID-19 censorship

This statement was originally published on freedomhouse.org in Freedom House’s China Media Bulletin 143.

State media and censors continue their efforts to dictate what Chinese people can learn and say about the government’s response to the spread of COVID-19, as well as about daily life during this extraordinary time. Yet over the past two months ordinary citizens, displaying remarkable ingenuity and courage, have sought out and shared information about the outbreak, organized help for fellow citizens in Wuhan, and mourned those lost to the epidemic. The following are a few notable examples:

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