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China: Battle against containment

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A diagram has been circulated through twitter indicating how netizens in China fight against information blocking and manipulation by state institution in the past few days. Below is a translated version of the diagram.

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The red flags are government and party institutions involved in information regulation, opinion making and censorship. The blue triangles are commercial platforms, and the blue arrows are netizens’ initiatives in facilitating information flow against state containment.

Rebecca Mackinnon has an update on the tightening of the Internet controls in China. The recent moves target at mobile messages, search engine, file sharing and domain name registration.