Tuesday, 30 July 2013

David Cameron could turn to Chinese government controlled internet filter


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It is worth noting that recent protest movements and revolutions have only taken place in countries with relatively lax internet controls (Libya, Egypt, Syria) yet we see little stirring in countries that control internet usage much more strictly (China, North Korea).  Who decides what is 'offensive' and do we really trust the our government not to use the filters to quell political dissent?  'Twitter prosecutions' and monitoring of social networking are becoming the norm.  And this was the party that said it would end 'Big Brother' style government.

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