Qiaolei Jiang

Qiaolei Jiang

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University

Qiaolei Jiang is an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University, China. She obtained her PhD in Communication Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role of information and communication technologies in society across cultural, political, and economic dynamics. Specifically, she works in the area of human-media interactions, through which human behaviours are shaped and expressed at individual, group and societal levels, especially at the intersection of digital innovation and the social transformation of the world.

An advertisement to promote Alibaba's Singles' Day shopping festival is pictured in Shanghai, China, 11 November 2021. (Aly Song/Reuters)

Public awareness, perception and digital divide: Addressing the effectiveness of provisions on algorithm-generated recommendations in China

As governments across the world grapple with ways to regulate platform algorithms, China has pushed ahead with rolling out a set of provisions regulating algorithm-generated recommendations for internet information services. Chinese tech giants have taken prompt adaptive actions in response, but a lack of consumer awareness, prevailing attitudes and a digital divide may undermine the authorities’ efforts.