China Has World’s Tightest Internet Censorship, Study Finds

"Defying predictions that the Internet was inherently too diverse and malleable for state control, China has denied a vast majority of its 46 million Internet users access to information that it feels could weaken its authoritarian power." That's the conclusion of a new survey of internet use in China done by a team of researchers at Harvard University. The six-month study found that "Beijing blocked thousands of the most popular news, political and religious sites, along with selected entertainment and educational destinations." Because all internet traffic is routed through a group of central servers in China, the internet may be easier to control than other forms of telecommunications such as phones and faxes. - YaleGlobal

China Has World's Tightest Internet Censorship, Study Finds

Joseph Kahn
Wednesday, December 4, 2002

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