Schroeder Fellows Student

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Lucie Lu

Schroeder Fellows Student

Lucie Lu’s Cline Center project investigates how autocrats use state-controlled media to demonstrate responsiveness and accumulate trust on social media. Lu focuses on China because it employs one of the most rigorous propaganda apparatuses but does not want ordinary citizens to mistrust the information environment. Based on original data collection on Twitter-like Chinese social media and international events in newspapers, Lu seeks to provide evidence that state-controlled media respond to the general public’s demands, shift the public’s aggregated preferences to align with the state, and rally people around international crises.