China Doesn't Want People Talking About Egyptian Uprising Online

from the let's-just-leave-that-alone... dept

Whatever you think of how much impact social media has had on recent political uprisings and protests around the globe, it appears that many governments are worried about the impact. We've already seen how Egypt shut down the internet to try to slow down communication among protesters. And there's at least some sense of dominoes falling, with Egypt following Tunisia, and a few protests starting to show up in a few other countries around the Middle East.

It looks like China has decided not to risk being the next domino by having the various microblogging/social network sites in that country block any mention of Egypt. I do wonder how effective that move actually is. Once people realize it, won't that just make them wonder why, and make them more likely to seek out info on Egypt?
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Filed Under: china, egypt, protests, social media, uprising

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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Jan 2011 @ 4:22pm

    Someone should hack a spam company, redirect it to China, and replace all of the "get huge boner" e-mails with ones that say "There is a revolution going on in Egypt and your government doesn't want you to know about it. I wonder why."

    I'm just kidding. That wold be illegal.

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