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Unpublished Chinese Censorship Document Reveals Effort to Eradicate Online Political Content

Accepted submission by canopic jug at 2018-06-04 08:01:33
Digital Liberty

The Globe and Mail covers an unpublished Chinese censorship document revealing sweeping effort to eradicate online political content [theglobeandmail.com].

In either case, the document is being treated by Chinese [I]nternet firms as a mandate from the Cyberspace Administration. As such, it constitutes a blueprint for censorship that underscores the fine-grained control authorities have exerted over public expression under President Xi Jinping, who has overseen a broad reinvigoration of the Communist Party’s supervision over Chinese life..

Comments from Amnesty International and other organizations are included. The document outlines ten basic categories of banned content and provides insight into the Chinese government's goals.


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