Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A bit more on Chinese Internet Censorship

Floating around the news this morning was that China has blocked Livejournal.com. This seemed like a big deal to me, but it seems that China has previously blocked Blogspot, Myspace, Wikipedia, and sites like usa.gov (which seems just too obvious).

It makes me wonder about the lives of the guys sitting at computers inside of the Great Firewall of China, whose only job is looking at the websites the rest of China can't look at. Are they ideologues, who feel it is their duty to keep out pornography and dissidents? Or are they just people who like the feeling of controlling what a billion people can see?

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