Despite Chinese authorities’ deep experience in restricting electronic content, The...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 23, 2011
Political astroturfing by the “50 Cent Party” is a well known phenomenon in China, with legions of commenters paid to push the government line: see, for example, CDT’s translation of likely 50 Cent posts...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 4, 2006
From Theregister.com: The politics of unwanted email is changing with China set to overtake the US any day now as the originator of most Irish inbox clutter. Figures for November from Irish email monitoring firm IE Internet show that although the US is still the world leader with 27 per cent of dodgy emails originating […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 21, 2006
From BBC News (link): Statistics from security firm Sophos show that China is fast catching up the US as a source of junk e-mail. According to Sophos, 23.1% of spam comes from computers in the US and 21.9% comes from China. The UK is tenth on the list of spam sources. As a continent, Asia […]
by Sophie Beach | May 7, 2005
From the BBC: Around 20% of the world’s hijacked computers sending out spam, attacking websites and hosting unsavoury material are in China, says a report… China already has the second biggest net-using population in the world, even though only 8% of its people go online… But China is not just keeping up on ordinary net […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 6, 2005
From Xinhua: “A source from the Internet Society of China’s anti-spam team on Wednesday said China has become the world’s second largest source of spam, after the United States. The source acknowledged that 180 of 400 IP addresses blocked by the International Anti-Spam Organization in November 2004 were Chinese.”
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 14, 2004
From Asia Times, by Colin Galloway: “China has never been known as the friendly face of the Internet. Police and government agencies go to great lengths to control how citizens get online and how they act when they do, actively persecuting dissidents, closing thousands of Internet cafes, and creating a vast and technically dazzling cyber-edifice […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 13, 2004
From Business Week: “The country’s ISPs are working with U.S. outfits to halt the deluge of junk e-mail pouring out of the Middle Kingdom It has been clear for some time now that China is a major new battleground in the war against junk e-mail.” The full article is here.
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 8, 2004
MSNBC had an news article from Reuters today entitled China urged to take action on spam. “China is the world’s third-largest spam producing country, after the United States and South Korea, accounting for 11.62 percent of all unwanted messages, software firm Sophos says. Some experts blame China, which cracks down on political dissent and pornography […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 11, 2004
“Anti-spam detectives find Asian countries and territories such as China, India, South Korea and Hong Kong to be the biggest sources for these nuisance mails selling anything from casino tokens to magic potions that enlarge certain parts of the anatomy. China’s Internet servers received 150 billion junk e-mails last year, according to a Reuters report […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 17, 2004
IDG News Service published a group of articles, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of China being connected to the Internet. These reports range from “A brief history of the Internet in China” to “Chinese Internet users work to make knowledge free.”
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 22, 2004
AFP from Beijing: ” China’s Internet police has published a blacklist of 656 spam servers across the world, setting a deadline for them to stop sending junk mail, state media reported. ” The full article is here.
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 3, 2004
AP reported from Beijing that the Chinese government has launched a fight against junk e-mail, fearful that the spam bombarding its citizens’ in-boxes may contain pornography, anti-communist sentiments or other material objectionable to the Beijing government. According to state media, the ministries of public security, education and information industry will work together to combat junk […]
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- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms