posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 02:24 PM
Originally posted by mmiichael
I still wonder with tens of millions of Chinese able to read and write English and with Internet access why we hear so little from them online. I
realize it is prudent not to give opinions that are critical of the country and it's government.
Because they block the channels in which the average Chinese citizen is able to communicate freely with the outside world. Anytime there is a topic
that gains global attention regarding China, the Chinese government unleashes it's internet brigades to spread official propaganda. Almost always the
poster says they are originally from the west (to bolster credibility with us?) and they always say the Chinese government may have been misguided in
the past but isn't anymore. It's pretty standard, go look at the threads around the olympics and Tibet, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
Funny though, did anybody see CNN as they attempted to cover the Tienaman anniversary?
It was hillarious, they had Chinese police dressed as
average citizens on cell phones, but with big umbrellas and they kept walking in front of the camera to block it. Like the massacre is STILL going on
or something, lol. They try SO hard though, gotta given em an A for effort.
If this new illness is real, we probably won't hear much about it until it spreads outside China...
edit: wanted to add that i'm not accusing mckyle of being part of an internet brigade, just pointing out past trends, i predict you will see alot of
chinese posters during this anniversary of Tieneman, and they will only post positive messages about the Chinese government (with slight, half hearted
criticisms to give the appearance of independent thought), once it's over they will disappear until the next time China is in the spotlight...
[edit on 4-6-2009 by 27jd]