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Fan Yang

Fan Yang is a PhD candidate at the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University. She researches Chinese-language media on WeChat with a focus on human-technology mediation. Her to-be-finalised doctoral thesis is entitled News Manufactories on WeChat: The Word Business, Censorship and Pseudo-Journalism. She has published in Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies, Policy Forum, Media International Australia, The Conversation, and The Melbourne Asia Review on topics including the history of the Chinese ethnic media industry in Australia, Chinese migrants’ political engagement on WeChat, China’s cybersecurity legislation, surveillance technologies, and gender/race issues within technologies.