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The Chinese government has signed off on new Internet censorship rules: posts and pages...

The Chinese government has signed off on new Internet censorship rules: posts and pages containing "illegal" info can now be deleted, and service providers have to "instantly stop the transmission" of such content, as well as take "relevant measures." But there isn't a requirement to have all Internet users register their names to gain Web access, as had been proposed. Investors seem relieved: SINA +3.7%. SOHU +2%. RENN +1.5%. BIDU +1%. YOKU +1.1%. Update: Bloomberg claims rules requiring users to identify themselves when signing up for new Internet and phone service have also been passed.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    For those of you who admire the Chinese (and that includes our Ivy League educated elites particularly those who currently run all our government institutions) and the way they are able to "get things done,"
    you have another example here. Despite all the blather about how you "can't censor the internet" and other such tripe, you'll see the Chinese succeed where others have failed. The internet is painfully easy to stifle and censor. The Chinese will prove that during their next revolution put-down.

     

    "It's amazing how a few well-placed bullets make the bullet trains run on time."
    -- Mao tse Berra
    28 Dec 2012, 10:31 AM Reply Like
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