() is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times
, a bi-lingual China news website, and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Counter-Power Lab
, an interdisciplinary faculty-student research group focusing on the intersection of social media
, informational politics and Internet freedom
, based in the School of Information, UC Berkeley.
Xiao teaches classes Digital Activism and Blogging China at both the School of Information and the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
. In Fall 2003, Xiao launched China Digital Times to explore how to apply cutting edge technologies to aggregate, organize, and recommend online information from and about China. In 2006, Xiao helped initiate and facilitate the Open Net Consensus forum - which started the process of developing global principles on freedom of expression and privacy and included Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other global internet companies, as well as several universities and human rights and civil rights organizations and investors. This process led to the launch of the Global Network Initiative in October 2008.
Xiao's current research focuses on mapping the state censorship and control, political discourse and collective resistance, as well as building an automated aggregator of the marginalized, censored or blocked content in Chinese blogoshere. The Counter-Power Lab also... Read More