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Chinese government shut down 1.3 million sites last year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2011 0:24 User comments (4)

Chinese government shut down 1.3 million sites last year According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Chinese government shut down 1.3 million sites in 2010.
That number accounted for 41 percent of all Chinese websites.

Following its policy of censorship, China began a massive crackdown on pornography in 2009, and there have been hundreds of thousands of porn-based sites shut down in the last two years.

Despite the huge drop, Academy researcher Liu Ruisheng said China has a "high level of freedom of online speech" and that overall number of web pages increased to 60 billion in 2010, up 79% year-over-year.

"This means our content is getting stronger, while our supervision is getting more strict and more regulated," added Ruisheng (via BBC).

Social media sites like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter have all been censored in the past to restrict easy sharing of activist ideals.

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114.7.2011 4:01

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Despite the huge drop, Academy researcher Liu Ruisheng said China has a "high level of freedom of online speech"

What he actually meant is that they have an insanely low level of freedom of offline speech, and that anonymous VPNs are the only safe way for a Chinese citizen to express anything at all. It is considered "activism" to simply state that one person should not have to support twenty elderly family members by themselves.

The border between China and North Korea is less protected than the border between France and Belgium and people still only defect from NK to China when they are on the verge of starvation...enough said?


217.7.2011 13:37
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you cant cencor the internet f-in commies

317.7.2011 13:38

You can't possibly censor the internet, f-in commies.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Jul 2011 @ 13:39

418.7.2011 12:27

You can't plausibly, though very possibly, censor the internet f-in commies

(personally, I'm surprised China hasn't just disconnected itself entirely, putting its fingers in its ears and yelling how it can't hear us. Then turned around and made a much inferior adhoc version. The CommieNet)


~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

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