Diyi is a first year DPhil student in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the Oxford Internet Institute. She’s fascinated by how digital networks boost the power of online communities, influence the way that social actors exchange meaning with each other, and ultimately reshape people’s social lives. Prior to joining the OII, she completed both her BA and MA in International Journalism and Communication in China. As a former intern at the Communication and Information Unit of UNESCO as well as Reuters News, she became increasingly interested in issues such as platform governance, data compliance as well as content moderation, and gained comprehensive insights into the legal and policy frameworks surrounding the internet. During her doctoral studies, she strives to incorporate computational, psychological and sociological approaches into investigating network-driven information consumption and diffusion, especially in the realms of politics and health.