Network Expression of Social Problems: A Case Study of Forwarding “Death Penalty for Human Traffickers”

  • Xiuxiu Liu
Part of the Sociology, Media and Journalism in China book series (SMJC)


The issue of trafficking in children involves the interlaced effect of the hierarchy of social status, the impetus of profit, the collusion mechanism, the influence of the population policy, the effect of local knowledge and so on, and has become a difficult social problem. A network topic on child abduction and trafficking roughly experiences the stages including outbreak, rendering and ending, and will repeat based on years of observation. From these network topics, several relational propositions between social problems and network expression can be seen, which are fitting and meanwhile violating against each other. Therefore, the “appropriate” network expression of social problems shall be promoted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiuxiu Liu
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  1. 1.Party School of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of ChinaBeijingChina

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