September 11 Tuesday

Inside China's Digital Surveillance State, Megha Rajagopalan, BuzzFeed world correspondent

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
  • Room 122
  • Open To The Yale Community
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China's government is implementing mass surveillance programs that are aggressively targeting ethnic minorities and threatening individual privacy rights. Bolstered by tools like facial recognition cameras, predictive policing techniques and data-extraction devices for smartphones, these high-tech programs represent an ambitious effort to reshape and control the behavior of swathes of the country's populace. This talk will offer a window into how people live under surveillance in one of the world's most powerful authoritarian states as well as what it's like to be a journalist there.

Megha Rajagopalan is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News covering technology. She worked as a journalist in Beijing for six years, first with Reuters, then as the first China bureau chief for BuzzFeed News. She was a research fellow at the New America Foundation and a Fulbright scholar, and she has covered stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the drug war in the Philippines.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Paul Tsai China Center