It Takes A Lot Of People To Filter The Internet In China

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The "Great Firewall" of China is quite well known. The fact that the country tries to block out plenty of websites and restrict what its citizens can do online is no secret. However, it seems that keeping Chinese internet users in check doesn't just take a lot of technology (often from American firms), but plenty of people. A new article suggests that the country has over 30,000 internet police to monitor what's going on -- and that doesn't appear to count security guards who literally look over peoples' shoulders at internet cafes. Given the size of the population, that may not actually sound that large, but it is pretty significant -- and it makes you wonder just how well that system scales as more and more Chinese citizens get online.

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    Andrew Pollack, 3 Apr 2006 @ 3:40am

    oh sure, but its not as expensive as it could be..

    I hear they can outsource it.

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