Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Great Firewall of China: Zeroing In on Page Specifics?

Tenille Bonoguore writes in The Globe and Mail:

China has partially lifted its ban on the open-forum Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, but many users are still being blocked from the Chinese-language version and cannot access controversial articles.

English-language articles on topics such as the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 remain inaccessible despite the government relaxing its censorship almost a year after it completely blocked the site.

The changes have raised concerns that China's online censors may have moved to a page-by-page blocking system rather than sweeping site-wide bans.

More here.


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