Social Media, Censorship

Pollution Through China's Own Lens

Pollution Through China’s Own Lens, is a web-based application that documents how Chinese citizens respond to the country’s pollution by gathering images they post on China’s Twitter (Weibo). The pictures of Chinese landscapes shrouded in haze, show what it looks like on the ground in many of China’s most polluted cities, and reveal that the problems are widespread. Visitors to the application view social media postings in categories generated from Weibo hashtags about pollution. The map interface allows users to observe spatial trends in the pollution posts..