Censorship: Curiosity Curtailed, with Molly E. Roberts

“Censorship itself draws people to the information. And when you know you can’t know something, then you really want to know it.”  ~ Molly E. Roberts

What happens with curiosity in the face of real denial, like hard-core information censorship? And what influence – if any – have new media and internet-based information-sharing channels had on governments’ censorship capabilities? How susceptible are we?

Should we be worried?

Molly is a professor of political science at University of California, San Diego. Her research interests lie in 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.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #95: Censorship: Curiosity Curtailed, with Molly E. Roberts

Learn more about Molly E. Robert’s work here

I found these articles (1, 2) from Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” series (connecting political scientists and the political conversation) helpful and fascinating. 

Theme music by Sean Balick.  Check out Sean’s new album “From the Pines”“Hammer and Damper” by Blue Nocturnal, by way of Blue Dot Sessions.

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