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Chinternet

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Contraction of “China” and “Internet”; the Internet with Chinese characteristics. China’s “Great Firewall” filters certain foreign websites and webpages, while government and commercial censors block and delete content. Domestic platforms soak up traffic that would go to globally popular sites, if they were not blocked or otherwise rendered difficult to use: Weibo replaces Twitter, Baidu replaces Google, YouKu stands in for YouTube, and so on.

Chinese Internet users (netizens) also joke that what they are accessing is not the Internet, but the Great Chinese LAN (local area network).

Apple and Facebook Chiefs Navigate China Visits

23 October 2014, by Samuel Wade

Netizen Voices: Information Disclosure Request Denied

26 August 2014, by josh rudolph

Badiucao (巴丢草):Great Firewall Selfie

19 August 2014, by Sophie Beach

Word of the Week: Wall-Rape

13 August 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

A Eulogy for the Cenci Journalism Project

23 July 2014, by josh rudolph

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