Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Few Internet Users in China Find Ways Around Filters - NYTimes.com

More details on the tools and trends referenced by James Fallows last week

They are using a variety of tools to evade government filters and to reach the wide-open Web that the Chinese government deems dangerous — sites like YouTube, Facebook and, if Google makes good on its threat to withdraw from China, Google.cn.

It’s difficult to say precisely how many people in China engage in acts of digital disobedience. But college students in China and activists around the world say the number has been growing ever since the government stepped up efforts to “cleanse” the Web during the Beijing Olympics and the Communist regime’s 60th anniversary last year.

A Few Internet Users in China Find Ways Around Filters - NYTimes.com

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