Dr Fan Yang is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

Dr Yang is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne node of ADM+S. Her work focuses on technologies and governance, digital ethics, innovative research methods, migration politics, and postcolonial technoscience. Her doctoral thesis, entitled ‘News Manufactories on WeChat’, provided one of the first insights into the internal operation of WeChat in Australia as a content production platform.

She co-leads a project that maintains one of the biggest datasets from WeChat. She has worked with international NGOs and think tanks as an external analyst. Her work has been translated into multiple languages including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French. Her research has been covered by Australian national and international media outlets.