How the Asian American Backlash to Affirmative Action Went Viral

Outlet: Mother Jones

Mother Jones: OiYan Poon, a professor of education at Colorado State University, studies Asian Americans’ relationship with affirmative action. She began using WeChat as a research tool a few years ago, and recently coauthored a report on the platform’s role in spreading misinformation among immigrant communities. Mother Jones recently spoke with Poon about WeChat’s role in mobilizing opposition to affirmative action.