China Hoping That A Little Marxist Propaganda Will Clean Up The Internet

from the oh-really? dept

At some point, you have to just think that Chinese officials will say anything about the Internet and it need not be based in any sort of reality. Earlier this week, of course, China was blaming the Internet for youth violence, making the very weak case that since many kids caught doing crimes used the Internet, obviously it was at fault. However, President Hu Jintao is kicking things up a notch. Earlier this year, he suggested that the Internet needed to be purified, and now he's provided some details. Apparently the way to purify the Internet is to make sure that there are plenty of Marxist and socialist ideas online which will somehow entice people away from the decadent aspects of the Internet. He even admits that its propaganda he's talking about. Perhaps it's just a cultural thing, but it seems like you should be able to support your position with facts rather than admitting it's propaganda.

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    sam, 24 Apr 2007 @ 12:01pm

    yo mike!!

    i would think that the idea of socialism would appeal to the guys who want to copy/listen to music for free. these are the guys who have no problem copying music that someone has created, and listening to it, allowing others to copy it...

    so what's the beef!

    i would imagine that if you really son't have an issue with copying/ripping off music that someone creates, then you shouldn't really have a fundemental issue with socialism where there is no one who's above the group...

    ie, what's yours is mine...

    peace

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