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China micro-blogging sites censor 'Egypt'

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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China micro-blogging sites censor 'Egypt'


www.rawstory.com

The word "Egypt" was censored Saturday by several micro-blogging sites in China, where the ruling Communist Party is wary of issues of political reform, demands for democracy and disturbances to public order, including overseas.

On the sina.com and sohu.com sites, the Chinese equivalents of Twitter, which is censored in China, a query with the word "Egypt" returned the response: "According to the laws in force, the results of your search cannot be given."

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Oh, but of course.

Can't have the sheeples getting any wild ideas themselves of rising up against their own repressive regimes now, can we?

It is quite interesting to see the varying Elitist, authoritorian powers that be in differing regions respond to what is happening. Their behavior is becoming quite telling, more and moreso by the day. There is almost a PATHETICNESS and DESPERATION in some of these measures that they are implementing.

I wonder how long until the Chinese begin to awaken and rise up? They have been crushed down before by their oppressive rulers, so they might be a little disheartened, but measures such as this sort of reveal the hand of their leaders as being somewhat scared of the implications of what is possible once a populace awakens and says 'no more'.

www.rawstory.com
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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somebody is scare of the mass .. and they should be

they think they can stop it by censored some words .. come on
nobody can stop a revolution
edit on 1/29/2011 by Ben81 because: S&F



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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The uprising in Egypt is beginning to be felt around the world - I think TPTB are a bit on edge to say the least.
Protests are beginning in cities in the US today - wonder if we will hear from our leader again.

Other countries may follow in censoring "Egypt". We could definitely see some ripple effects from whats happening in Egypt.



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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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OMG, can you imagine if the Chinese revolted? That would be something to see, over a billion people
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China has zero problem using their military against their own though, the casualties would be huge.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by Chris7opher
lol



Getting back on topic - this just serves as a reminder that China is hard corp when it comes to keeping their population ignorant of any idea of revolution. This shows you just how scared they are of their people.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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I have a feeling more countries will be added to China's censor list



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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DISTRACTION!!

nothing will happen in egypt. people will get tired of rioting, will get hungry, and everything will return to normal

meanwhile while everyone is getting emotionally attached to the circumstances, as they build suspense, someone in the back room is going to do something very bad, and we will not notice

just going on what the past had to give us. there is something we arent seeing right now

this was staged. maybe not the actual coup

the fact that it is such an issue here is staged. they dont show you why they are upset, or what triggered it, just that they had a tyrannical government and have had enough.

geez, why would they go out of their way to make sure we are watching egypt?

you will see very soon



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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YES---That is EXACTLY what this implies to me as well.

We see this happening everywhere, and ESPECIALLY in these recent times with all of these upheavals taking place. Look at our OWN media system, it is an absolute JOKE. They do not report on ANYTHING of any value or relevance to the average person. It is all scripted and controlled.

And in light of these recent 'internet black outs', I hope people are paying close attention to Obumblers "kill switch" powers that are on the table...We are not as far off from many of these other folks as folks would like to believe and are being convinced of. Some very telling times we are living in right now imho.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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I was surprised to hear the China is insecure enough to censor what is happening in another country. I could understand them censoring uprisings within China, but on the other side of the world? Maybe things are getting fragile enough around the globe to drop the dead weight and control freaks?



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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Another source running this story today:


China censors coverage of Egypt protests on the web

China appears to be trying to limit public knowledge of the unrest in Egypt. Over the weekend, Chinese Twitter-like services run by Sina, Tencent and Sohu blocked the word “Egypt” from being used in microblogging messages passed around by users.

A search for “Egypt” on Sina brings up a message saying, “According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results are not shown.”

The country’s censors also deleted comments from the limited online news coverage of the protests in Egypt in an effort to block independent commentary on the events, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Source:

www.csmonitor.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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The Chinese government knows that they'll have too much to lose if an 'Egyptian-like' protest were to happen in there. The Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 were peaceful protests but eventually squashed by the government there.

If the Chinese were to revert to violence, the Chinese government wouldn't think twice about killing off 100 million of their citizens.
edit on 31/1/11 by Intelearthling because: (no reason given)




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