08 Jan '13, 5am

Are #China Internet service providers like #Sina quietly resisting propaganda and #censorship?

Are #China Internet service providers like #Sina quietly resisting propaganda and #censorship?

Amid government censorship and controls, are Internet service providers in China actually resisting the propaganda authorities? China is famous not only for its cultural heritage and newfound economic power. While the country boasts of the biggest number of Internet and mobile users to date, the so-called “Great Firewall of China” is also enforced to filter and control the flow of information both within the country’s borders and across — a practice that authorities say is meant to prevent illegal activities and to enforce its jurisdiction within geographic borders. For instance, in recent news, we have learned that China is now enforcing a real-name requirement for any person accessing the Internet. Propaganda authorities are also quick to order the deletion of any Internet posting, censoring of keywords — or banning of entire accounts altogether — when the information is...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2013/01/08/are-chinese-internet-service-pro...

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