Dissenting from China's Censorship with Jiajun Zeng | Layer Zero
Inside the episode
Jiajung tells the story of how content moderation actually works in China. He shares the hoops these Chinese tech companies must go through to even operate as a business. And towards the end of the conversation, Jiajung shares the overall sentiment of the people of China on content moderation and what they do about it. Ultimately the conversation converges on the topic of Ethereum, decentralization, and crypto writ large in China.
This is a special Layer Zero as it shows a side of China many of us don’t typically get a chance to experience and it highlights the importance of crypto fundamentals.
4:15 Jiajung Zeng’s Background
5:38 ByteDance Explained
8:30 ByteDance Content Moderation
11:11 Political Content Moderation
16:00 Moderation Resource Consumption
20:49 Consequences of Mistakes
22:47 Who is at Risk?
25:47 China’s Content Moderation Army
27:53 AI’s Role
31:35 Uyghurs & China
41:16 Dialect Suppression
43:53 Sentiment of the Chinese People
46:55 The Pushback
50:55 The Positives of China
53:54 Sentiment of the Future of China
57:32 Jiajung’s Ethereum Familiarity
59:47 ByteDance & Ethereum
1:01:52 Chinese People’s Thoughts on Crypto
1:03:11 China’s Crypto Scene
1:04:28 Jiajun’s Message to the Bankless Nation