(PRWEB) August 20, 2013
As reported by the Economist on 21st April 2013, http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/04/economist-explains-how-china-censors-internet, explains the “Freedom on the Net 2012” report, issued by the Freedom House, an American organization that tracks global trends in political freedom, ranked China the third most restrictive country when it comes to internet access after Iran and Cuba.
The report adds that China’s many internet companies are regularly issued with lists of restricted keywords, and these companies often censor blog posts and other content pre-emptively to avoid trouble with the authorities. It is also claimed in the report that there are thought to be around 10,000 people employed both by the state and private companies, to police China’s internet around the clock.
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