posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:33 PM
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...
Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China is conducted under a wide variety of laws and administrative regulations. There are no specific
laws or regulations which the censorship follows. In accordance with these laws, more than sixty Internet regulations have been made by the People's
Republic of China (PRC) government, and censorship systems are vigorously implemented by provincial branches of state-owned ISPs, business companies,
and organizations. China's internet environment remains one of the world’s most restrictive, and China is ranked "Not Free" in Freedom
House's internet survey
The Chinese government has long tried to keep a tight rein on traditional and new media to prevent any challenges to its political authority. This has
often entailed, watchdog groups say, strict media controls using monitoring systems, shutting down publications or websites, and jailing of dissident
journalists and blogger/activists. China's censorship of its media again grabbed headlines in early 2011, when, following an online appeal for
Chinese citizens to emulate the revolutions in the Middle East, the government clamped down on foreign media (AP), arrested dissidents, and mobilized
thousands of policemen.
Chinese TV: a history of bans and censorship
The Chinese State Administration of Film, Radio and Television (SARFT) has banned all police and spy dramas for the next three months, encouraging
stations to instead focus on more wholesome programming