HRW: China’s Algorithms of Repression Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App

Since late 2016, the Chinese government has subjected the 13 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang to mass arbitrary detention, forced political indoctrination, restrictions on movement, and religious oppression. Credible estimates indicate that under this heightened repression, up to one million people are being held in “political education” camps. The government’s “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” (Strike Hard Campaign) has turned Xinjiang into one of China’s major centers for using innovative technologies for social control.

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