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From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:24:23 +0000

Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal in tone from the comment he made immediately after the US election that the “the idea that fake news on Facebook…influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.” The fake news that circulated […]


Miss Xinyuan Wang

Xinyuan Wang


PhD Student
Dept of Anthropology
Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences
University College London

Joined UCL:
September 2011

Global Social Media Impact Study – Wadsworth International fellowship (Wenner-gren Foundation for Anthropological Research)

(Translation) Digital Anthropology. Publisher: Beijing People’s Press (forthcoming)

(Article)“The Tibet Issue and Shangri-La Complex”, in Journal of Communication University of China, 2010 June.

(Book) A Lucid Explanation and Interpretation of I-Ching (co-author). Publisher: China Friendship Publishing Company, Jan 2009

(Book) Cross-cultural Communication: Theory and Analysis (co-author). Publisher: Beijing University Press, Oct 2008

Award Year Qualification Institution
2011 MA Media Studies Communication University of China
2012 MSc Digital Anthropology University College London

European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science