Lei Zhang's research while affiliated with University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and other places

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What’s trending? Google Trends tracks search trends every day, through- out the day. Social media, smartphone notifications, and unwanted pop-ups keep us abreast of current trends even when we have no inter- est in what is trending on a particular day or in a particular hour. But we might not realize, or might forget, that those surface trends ofte...
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What’s trending? Google Trends tracks search trends every day, throughout the day. Social media, smartphone notifications, and unwanted pop-ups keep us abreast of current trends even when we have no interest in what’s trending on a particular day or in a particular hour. But we might not realize, or might forget, that those surface trends often hav...
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This is the Introduction to our co-edited book.
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Purpose This paper aims to elucidate the systemic processes underlying the enhanced information-control measures taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The tightening of state information control has stimulated increasingly sophisticated methods of disseminating information on the part of profession...

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... Since their beginnings, the digital humanities have engaged in an energetic debate about their scope, defining features, and relationship to the wider humanities, and have established themselves as a community of practice Terras, 2010;Terras, 2013;Terras et al., 2013;Gold and Klein, 2016; The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0). The computational focus has characterised the field from its initial explorations (Hockey, 2004;Vanhoutte, 2013;Nyhan and Flinn, 2016) and the shift from the label 'Humanities Computing' to 'Digital Humanities' was a catalyst for change. ...
... Current discussions on the emotional dimension of political disinformation tend to focus exclusively on how it ignites negative feelings, like outrage and hate (cf. Bakir & McStay, 2018;Clark & Zhang, 2018;Keener, 2018;Onge, 2018). In contrast, our study highlights the complementary role of buoyant expressions and positive self-imagining-enabled in part by Facebook's "pro-social" affordances-in powering the farright-wing digital media ecosystem. ...
... The rise of mass-media-oriented communication may be related to a loosening of the CCP oversight and allowing a relatively independent print news industry, which has occurred along with the economic reforms (Tanner, 2009;Clark & Zhang, 2017 (Barboza, 2008). ...