Police blocks on the information highway

From the Financial Times: “The Chinese government’s decision to block access to Google’s English-language news service is a reminder that, even in cyberspace, realpolitik rules.

While Beijing is reckoned to have the most sophisticated system of internet censorship, it is not alone in controlling what its citizens see online. Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Vietnam all maintain restrictive controls over the internet, according to Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based pressure group.”

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