April 14, 2005

"China uses ever more effective Net filters"

From the future :-) (note date):


China uses ever more effective Net filters
New Feature
The Associated Press
Friday, April 15, 2005

NEW YORK The Chinese government has become increasingly sophisticated at controlling the Internet, taking a multilayered approach that contributes to precision in blocking political dissent, according to a report released Thursday.

The precision means that China's filters can block just specific references to Tibetan independence without blocking all references to Tibet. Likewise, the government is effective at limiting discussion about Falun Gong, the Dalai Lama, Tiananmen Square and other topics deemed sensitive, the study from the OpenNet Initiative found.

Numerous government agencies and thousands of public and private employees are involved at all levels, from the main pipelines, or backbones, hauling data over long distances, to the cybercafes where many citizens access the Internet.

That breadth, the study found, allows the filtering tools to adapt to emerging forms of communication, like Web journals, or blogs. ...

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By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on April 14, 2005 09:25 AM (Infothought permalink)
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