The Great Firewall of China

“The Connection Has Been Reset” – Magazine – The Atlantic.

Great article about Chinese censorship of its Internet – how they do, and more importantly, why:

“Domestic censorship is the real issue, and it is about social control, human surveillance, peer pressure, and self-censorship,” Xiao Qiang of Berkeley says. … “The presence of censorship, even if easy to evade, promotes self-censorship.”

The Great Firewall poses the question in another form: How long can the regime control what people are allowed to know, without the people caring enough to object? On current evidence, for quite a while.

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