Henan floods: how Big Tech is helping victims with crowdsourced docs and short videos

Chinese technology platforms are turning into a powerful lifeline for people seeking help in flood-battered central Henan province, where at least 33 people are confirmed dead and 1.2 million people have been displaced as a result of the region’s torrential rainfall.One of the platforms gaining the most attention is Tencent Docs, the social media giant’s answer to Google Docs, which is blocked in China. A spreadsheet on the platform created by a user named Manto on Tuesday night had gone viral…


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