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Chinas great Firewall

For years, in stories about the “Great Firewall” of China reporters sometimes point out that many in China don’t mind the blocks that much. However, that may be changing. In many of the stories we’ve seen defending the Great Firewall, the rationale is that it really does “protect” Chinese citizens from seeing harmful material. However, with the recent blocking of Flickr it appears that some Chinese citizens are finally speaking out against the blocks, claiming that it’s ridiculous to censor the internet so much. Of course, the article only points to a few anecdotal stories, rather than providing any hard data (and out of the billions of people in China, it’s no surprise that you can find some who are pissed off). It does include one interesting story of a guy who’s actually suing his ISP for the blocks, claiming that it’s hurt him financially, since he was trying to sell some software through a site that is blocked in China.


June 21, 2007 - Posted by | Best mobiles

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