» 07/11/2012, 00.00
Censorship 2.0: The Chinese government wants to block also online videos
The government offices governing the censorship of the Internet are requiring providers operating in the country to view, prior to publication, every single vide posted by users, and to censor "violent or pornographic" content. And state television, in deference to the new rules, cancelled the lower part of the David by Michelangelo when presenting an exhibition on the Italian Renaissance.
Chinese bloggers protest blocking of YouTube
The internet is teeming with satirical videos criticizing the ideal of the "harmonious society" promoted by President Hu Jintao. Beijing is blocking satirical videos, and says the images of the beating of Tibetan monks by the police are a "lie." Blocking of YouTube confirmed.
25/03/2010 CHINA – UNITED STATES
Second internet giant follows Google and pulls out of China
Domain name registration giant GoDaddy says it is stopping its main operations in China because of new restrictive rules. “We didn't want to act as an agent of the Chinese government,” the company says. Some market watchers suspect real reason for leaving is red ink, not human rights.
Chinese Internet users hit 450 million mark, raising fears in government
Internet is spreading, especially as a source of information and exchange (blogs). The government still enforces strict censorship to stop news but it is an uphill battle. It closes pornographic and obscene sites, but also censors words like ‘Liu Xiaobo’, ‘2010 Nobel Peace Prize’ and ‘AsiaNews’.
China overtakes U.S. with world's largest internet community
There were 253 million Chinese internet users as of June 30, compared with 223.1 million in the United States. The web is widely used for business, shopping, and education, but above all to receive news that is often censored by the authorities. Strict control by Beijing, which arrests those who criticize the government and blocks unwelcome news.
Yahoo laments censorship but Chinese bloggers want more resolve
Today, the US Congress will look into the workings of Yahoo, Miscosoft, Google and Cisco, judged to be too compliant with Chinese censorship "for the love of profits".
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