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China’s Most Diabolical Censorship Strategy: Keep ‘em Happy

China’s Most Diabolical Censorship Strategy: Keep ‘em Happy

China is known as one of the world’s leaders in propaganda and censorship. The ruling Communist Party runs mass-reaching print and broadcast media networks.  Meanwhile, it controls what its people can and can’t see online: The Great Firewall. But in the age of the Internet and mobile everything, the most influential wing of its propaganda […]

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

The popular Chinese app. WeChat is censoring certain key words from messages sent by its more than 846 million users even if they register with a foreign phone number, according to a study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen’s Lab. WeChat is the fourth largest app of its kind on the planet offering additional features […]

Facebook Creates New Special Software for China’s Internet Censorship

Facebook Creates New Special Software for China’s Internet Censorship

Facebook is a global entity – well, kind of. An almost global entity. China, with its strict cyber-censorship laws, is one of very few (less than 15) nations barring its citizens access to the popular social site. This, however, may soon change. Facebook has created a special software to potentially accommodate China’s harsh censorship demands, […]

Several Chinese Online News Sites Publish Independent Stories, Chinese Government Shuts Them Down

Several Chinese Online News Sites Publish Independent Stories, Chinese Government Shuts Them Down

China has seen a huge surge in cyber-censorship in the recent years since current president Xi Jinping took office in 2012, of which he rules on the platform of heightened control of his people under the pretense of “allegiance to the Communist Party”. This notion of invasive surveillance being in the name of “nationalism” and […]

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

In a further push toward absolute control and censorship of online activities, Chinese parliament held a second reading of draft rules for a potential and controversial new cybersecurity law Monday. The Chinese government’s dominance over its citizens has much to do with its stringent control of media outlets; from going through people’s personal emails and […]

China’s ‘Fifty Cent Party’ ‘Flooding’ Social Media With Fake Posts

China’s ‘Fifty Cent Party’ ‘Flooding’ Social Media With Fake Posts

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not the only ruling party in China – sort of. What is known within China as the “Fifty Cent Party” is a cadre of loyal citizens hired to help circulate Party-happy messages online. The “members” of this party allegedly get paid 50 cents for each post they write, hence […]

‘Father’ of China’s Internet Control Blocked by his Own Creation

‘Father’ of China’s Internet Control Blocked by his Own Creation

The “father” of China’s system of internet controls was defeated by the very own system he helped create in a bout of hilarious irony. Fang Binxing was giving a speech at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) on the topic of internet security when the system blocked him from entering a South Korean website, according […]

Prominent Chinese Magazine Claims Government Censored Article about Free Speech

Prominent Chinese Magazine Claims Government Censored Article about Free Speech

In a very ironic twist, the Chinese government has censored an article speaking to the topic of free speech. This irony is not to be taken lightly, however. Censorship by the Chinese government has long been a hotly discussed issue in the rest of the world, illustrating China’s Communist control over its people. According to […]

Chinese Journalist Goes Missing in Thailand After Seeking Asylum

Chinese Journalist Goes Missing in Thailand After Seeking Asylum

Seeking refuge and fearing persecution by the Chinese government, a young journalist rushed to Thailand. Now, he’s missing. Li Xin was the editor of a popular Chinese newspaper called the Southern Metropolitan Daily. His wife says he feared being punished by the Chinese government for going public about the censorship he faced as an editor, […]

China’s Chief Censor says China Doesn’t Censor

China’s Chief Censor says China Doesn’t Censor

Ahead of the World Internet Conference in the Chinese town of Wuzhen, China’s censor-in-chief told the country’s media that Beijing does not censor the Internet. Lu Wei, the leader of the Cyberspace Administration of China, instead told reporters that China “manages” the Internet. “It is a misuse of words to say ‘content censorship,’ Lu said […]

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