New Media, New Repression: China Blocks Social Networking Sites

Jim Harper writes on CATO@LIBERTY about internet censorship in China:

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre of students and other anti-authoritarian protests in Tiananmen square.

If you want background info, including causes and the wider political context, check Wikipedia.

You can also see stirring videos on Youtube.

There are incredible photos on Flickr.

And of course Twitter has a wealth of real-time information and thinking about the anniversary.  Just search using the hash tag #Tiananmen.

But for those 1.5 billion people trapped behind the Great Firewall of China, absolutely none of those links are accessible.  To mark the event that the government assures never happened, the Chinese government has blocked most social networking sites.


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2 Responses to “New Media, New Repression: China Blocks Social Networking Sites”

  1. CM says:

    Jim Harper “wrights”