Sunday, March 6, 2005

50,000 INTERNET POLICE IN COMMUNIST CHINA

Here is another post on censorship. From Howard W. French's article, Chinese censors, Web users match wits. [Via Gongol.]

"Some messages on the Internet are sent by those with ulterior motives," Qin Rui, the deputy director of the Public Information and Internet Security Supervision Bureau, was quoted as saying in The Shanghai Daily. Stern instructions like those are in keeping with a trend aimed at assigning greater responsibility to Internet providers to assist the government and its army of as many as 50,000 Internet police, who enforce limits on what can be seen and said. (CNET / NYT, 03/03/05.)


Related: My post, BLOGSPOT SITES BANNED IN COMMUNIST CHINA.