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World Agenda: Chinese reversal over internet filter raises censorship spectre

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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World Agenda: Chinese reversal over internet filter raises censorship spectre


www.timesonline.co.uk

China is finding the internet to be a double-edged sword. The world’s most aggressive monitor of its cyberspace recognises it to be both a helpful tool and a weapon of which to be wary.

Despite implementation of some of the most effective and intrusive censors on the planet, ruling Communist Party mandarins show every sign of floundering in their search for the most effective way to assert their control over the web.
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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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This week those censorship efforts suffered an embarrassing setback when officials pulled back at the eleventh hour from a requirement that would have forced every computer manufactured in China for domestic use to come equipped with a software filter aimed at preventing access to pornography. The aim, officials said, was to protect the young.

protect the young, haha, that's always their excuse. i find it odd that times uk has a whole section titled "world agenda" - wtf?

www.timesonline.co.uk
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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 03:05 AM
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Maybe the Chinese also need to add to their filter list along with pornographycoming into China the gold farming and sale of virtual gold spamming sites for online games coming OUT of China, if they did that you watch how quickly the internet quietens down and becomes empty.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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I recall reading that recently China banned the sale of virtual goods for real money, i.e. gold farming. Whether or not this has any effect on games like World of Warcraft remains to be seen.



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