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滤霸, 驴爸 (lǜ bà, lǘ bà): filter tyrant, donkey father

“Give us an explanation.”

These two terms are both satirical names for their Mandarin homophone, Green Dam (绿坝 Lǜ Bà). Green Dam Youth Escort software (绿坝·花季护航) was developed under the direction of the Chinese government to filter Internet content on individual computers. Pre-installation of Green Dam software was originally intended to be mandatory for all new computers. Because the proposed policy proved deeply unpopular, mandatory pre-installation has been delayed to an undetermined date.