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China Censorship Report  (View post)

[BLT]FQX [PersonRank 0]

Saturday, October 13, 2007
15 years ago3,590 views

It is sad that was kidnapped to in China.
Yes, sad, not said.
I have tested.

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

15 years ago #

Wow! So that's how the "internet" works in China. Despite my problematic internet connection here, I don't envy them one bit.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Let's not imagine that China is unusual in "imposing" self-censorship.

In the United Kingdom, for example, there is a self-censorship system known as "DA Notices" (also called "D Notices"):

   How free are the press and broadcasting media in Britain?
   The external constraints are quite well known — though their
   range and scope may not be. For example, the broadcasting
   laws allow the Home Secretary complete control over all
   broadcasting content ... without reference to Parliament ...

   The most insidious form of political control on the media,
   however, is not external constraint but self-censorship ... The
   most institutionalised method of self-censorship is the
   D Notice system (short for Defence Notices). They are a
   unique peacetime arrangement of voluntary suppression of
   certain categories of information on the advice — not
   orders — of the Government.

   The D Notice – by Moyra Grant

The official FAQ makes it clear that the DA-Notice system applies equally to press and internet:

   Does the DA-Notice system apply to the Internet?

   It does, but, because of the international nature of the net,
   matters published on foreign websites, like matters published
   in foreign newspapers, are beyond the influence of the
   DA-Notice system ... The position of UK Internet Service
   Providers as ‘publishers’ is also still unclear.

   The DA Notice System – Frequently Asked Questions

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Information Platforms hosted in mainland China have been gradually controlled by the communism party over the years, as the stupid heads of the government were becoming smarter about the Internet, though they were becoming less intelligent.

The twilight that those Chinese people could see could be those platforms hosted outside, however, we got to find some channels for them to access.

Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that the censorships against the internet has been becoming a new source of corruptions while are conflicting the mainland China. You may find sooner or latter, those in charge of censorships or their children will become rich.

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