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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).

Who’s Behind Greatfire.org?

21 March 2014, by Natalie Ornell

Badiucao: (巴丢草): How the Great Firewall Works

17 February 2014, by Sophie Beach

Massive Internet Failure Caused by Great Firewall?

22 January 2014, by Sophie Beach

Minitrue: Offshore Taxes, Onshore Cyberattack

22 January 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

Cyberattack Suspected for Major Internet Outage

21 January 2014, by josh rudolph

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