China’s internet censorship

China has set up a new government body to control information on the internet.

The State Internet Information Office will take over responsibility from a number of lower-ranking directorates.

The new set-up will enable the government to keep a tighter grip on the content available to Chinese internet-users inside the country.

Beijing operates vast internet censorship, dubbed the “great firewall of China”. Websites deemed sensitive by the government are routinely blocked.

via BBC News – China tightens internet censorship controls.

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