How China Censors Internet Usage
China's tight clamp on internet usage isn't new news, but a report released today provides a highly detailed account of how the Government of China keeps a tight lid on online information.
The report was researched and written (in partnership with Reporters Without Borders ) by an anonymous Chinese technician working for an Internet company. It describes the mechanisms used by the Chinese Government to censor the Internet and how the Internet Information Administrative Bureau controls the leading news websites.
The technician lists specific examples of government directives to Web portals from May and June of last year ordering them to purge specific news items or topics from their sites or telling them to post government-approved content.
More details and a download of the full investigative report (in PDF format) can be found here.
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