Tuesday, September 27, 2005

China gets all fascist on the web

Ars Technica brings us the ugly truth: China cracks down on news sites:

The rulers of China are faced with a difficult conundrum as the transition from communism to fascism winds down. ...

In recent months the government has asserted control over physical Internet access, closing cybercafes by the thousands, and online by going after bloggers, chat rooms, and forums. Now, the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Truth Information Industry for news services, which include web sites, forums, and even messaging to cell phones, further expands control.

File this under "Ignorance is Strength", China style.

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