Margaret (Molly) Roberts is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her research branches the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China. She received a Ph.D. from Harvard in Government (2014), M.S. in Statistics from Stanford (2009), and B.A. in International Relations and Economics (2009). Her forthcoming book, Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall, explores the impact of censorship on information access among Chinese citizens. Her work has appeared in venues such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Science.

Last Updated: April 12, 2018



China’s Communist Party Takes (Even More) Control of the Media

Stanley Rosen, Chris Fenton & more
China’s Communist Party made moves last month to solidify and formalize its (already substantial) control over the country’s media. China’s main state-run broadcasters are to be consolidated into a massive new “Voice of China” under the management...