There’s a Partyline App For That! (Illustration)

October 2, 2012 Updated: September 22, 2015


Considering the Chinese Communist Party’s abysmal ranking in internet freedom, extreme censorship, and massive efforts to keep protestors and petitioners quiet, what might their smartphone map application look like? After all, if the regime is willing to pay people to scare off petitioners, automating the process wouldn’t be all that unlikely.


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