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[[File:chinternet.jpg|300px|thumb|left]] The Chinternet is a word invented to ridicule Chinese control of the Internet. The Chinternet is the Internet with Chinese characteristics. See also [[Great Firewall of China]] and [[Great Chinese LAN]].
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[[File:chinternet.jpg|250px|thumb|left]] Contraction of “China” and “Internet”; the Internet with Chinese characteristics. China’s “[[Great Firewall of China| 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.  
  
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Chinese Internet users (netizens) also joke that what they are accessing is not the Internet, but the [[Great Chinese LAN]].
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Revision as of 16:28, 26 March 2014

Chinternet

Chinternet.jpg

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.

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

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