Samantha Hoffman

Samantha Hoffman is a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre, where she focuses on the domestic and global implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to state security. She is the author of the report “Engineering Global Consent: The Chinese Communist Party’s Data-Driven Power Expansion” (2019).

April 2022, Volume 33, Issue 2

China’s Tech-Enhanced Authoritarianism

The same technologies that are making traffic flow faster, cities run better, and ad-targeting more precise are also helping authoritarian governments to crush protests, hunt dissidents, and control their populations.