keyword blocking

A Clearer Picture of the Great Firewall

Today the OpenNet Initiative released a new report about Internet censorship in China. While a number of studies have established that China blocks search results about certain political, cultural, and religious subjects (see this report, for example), the new study takes the investigation a step further by looking at China’s filtering of the Google cache. […]

Partial translation of filtered word list

Linguist Eswn has compiled the list of filtered Internet keywords into quick groupings and provided partial translation to help non-Chinese speakers understand the pattern of banned topics (introduced with a quote from Foucault). The full post is here.

A List of Censored Words in Chinese Cyberspace

It is an open secret that all Chinese Internet hosting services, including wireless and instant messenger services, filter user communication through key word blocking mechanisms. But overly vague and broad Chinese internet laws...


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