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China defends internet censorship

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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China defends internet censorship


news.bbc.co.uk

But in the document the government lays out some of the reasons why its citizens cannot get access to all of that wisdom.

It says it wants to curb the harmful effects of illegal information on state security, public interests and children.

"Laws and regulations clearly prohibit the spread of information that contains content subverting state power, undermining national unity [or] infringing upon national honour and interests," it says.

Websites, blogs and information deemed sensitive
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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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This is important for one main reason. If you are in a country now that has freedom of speech, do not let it go willingly. Once it is gone the people in power will never let you get it back. Because when the government can regulate what you are allowed to see, or read, it makes it much easier for them to keep there power. Post any thoughts you have.

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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I've always thought about it this way - in China, it's their country. Their government sets the rules and their people tolerate it by not leaving or overthrowing their government officials. So if there is censorship in that country then big deal. I have freedom of speech in my country, although I believe that right is being worn away quickly every day by the current and previous administration, even more so by Obama's administration. As long as I have freedom of speech here, I'm happy. It sucks that not all other countries see this as an asset, but like I said - if the people really thought this was a major issue they would rise up en masse to overthrow their oppressors.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Internet censorship is not only about hiding information, it's also much about replacing it with misinformation. That's what communist party does all the time.

If you censor a site from US, you are then free to make your own version of it and it will pop up in search engines instead. Should ATS become a problem for CP, all they need is to make its own version with "correct" information.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Black cat
thanks for posting,
Once upon a time the people of China did rise up against there government.
Hear is some of what happened.

You and I can probably see all of those photos, however the people in China can not. So the people there may not even be allowed to know that one day one man stood against against a column of tanks of his own government.

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[edit on 8-6-2010 by RedGolem]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by SassyCat
Internet censorship is not only about hiding information, it's also much about replacing it with misinformation. That's what communist party does all the time.


SassyCat
nicely said. That is a good point.
Thanks for posting it.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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The main things china censors on the internet are 1. Things that are opposed to or criticize the government.
2. Pornography which is what most of the crackdowns online in china have been related to in recent years.
The chinese people are quite intelligent and do find ways around things..
Lastly in todays world what government doesnt censor the internet, media or communications to fit their agenda and maintain power ?



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