The Chinese government has declared the Internet to be the new battlefield in its fight against “pornography and unlawful information.”
The chilling reality is that the main casualty of this cyberwar is freedom of expression. China’s Internet model is one of extreme control. The authorities use an army of censors to stifle dissent.
In January, the Orwellian “State Internet Information Office” announced it had shut down scores of websites and more than 100 social media accounts for “distorting history of the Communist Party and the nation.”
Under the guise of a campaign to ensure social stability, the Chinese authorities suppress online debate on a range of legitimate issues.… Seguir leyendo »