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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    Sean, 13 Oct 2007 @ 7:03am

    Re: China...

    I don't see what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to say the numbers are similar to America's numbers? Do you really think America has 3 Billion people in it? What the hell? Are you trying to say we have 3,000 internet police?

    Vague anti-American comments from Americans is a freedom and all that noise, but it's mostly just stupid. Although I give you some credit for trying to seem like an original thinker, that is so original!

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