New Information Platform Seeks to Create Family Friendly Digital Town Square

By Eva Fu
Eva Fu
Eva Fu
China Reporter
Eva Fu is a New York-based writer for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S.-China relations, religious freedom, and human rights. Contact Eva at eva.fu@epochtimes.com
August 8, 2022 Updated: August 8, 2022

Imagine an information platform free of political censorship and degenerate content, like violence, drugs, and pornography.

Enter, Ganjing World.

The name comes from Chinese and means “Clean World.” Founded by Chinese dissidents who fled communist China, the company, which recently relocated from California to Middletown, New York, seeks to provide a new form of “clean” social media, with the goal of creating a digital town square that is family-friendly. The platform is gearing up to launch its English version on Aug. 8.

With stiff competition, launching an information platform is no easy task, but according to CEO James Chiu, Ganjing World provides a key point of difference.

While other platforms use algorithms to generate as many clicks as possible—regardless of whether the content is beneficial for people or not—Ganjing World’s purpose is to genuinely enrich people’s lives, Chiu said.

“We try to give people the content that will help them build a better life,” Chiu told The Epoch Times. “When the platform has its own mission, the behavior of the platform is different.”

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Logo of newly launched information platform ‘Ganjing World.’ (Courtesy of Ganjing World)

So far, the platform has been publishing videos in Chinese, covering a wide range of topics, including lifestyle, arts, culture, and videos that expose the atrocities committed by Chinese Communist Party.

Political censorship on big tech platforms has grown rampant in recent years.

Ganjing World sees itself as a different place, one on which people can have honest conversations and feel uplifted.

“We call it a ‘Clean World.’ It’s a place that will provide clean information, and also a chance for people to feel better after they come to the platform, rather than feel depressed,“ Ganjing World’s chief content officer, Vivian Wang, told The Epoch Times.

The platform will curate articles and videos covering a rich variety of topics, including current affairs, finance, culture, arts, health, life, entertainment, travel, and education.

Ganjing World’s four guidelines are: “No violence, no pornography, no crime, and no drugs or harm.” Besides these, people are free to air their views and share about their life without fear of censorship.

“We wanted to create a ‘Ganjing World’ to change the digital world today … and provide a clean internet space in both technology and content that can be enjoyed by families and children,” Chiu said.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month, Middletown’s mayor Joseph DeStefano welcomed Ganjing World’s launch, which he described as “a win for our city and a win for our region.”

He said that the platform’s family-oriented concept will be a “safety valve” allowing people to use the internet with confidence.

“The company will thrive. And if the company thrives, Middletown will thrive with it,” he told The Epoch Times on July 4.

Eva Fu
China Reporter
Eva Fu is a New York-based writer for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S.-China relations, religious freedom, and human rights. Contact Eva at eva.fu@epochtimes.com