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GFW: Great Firewall of China

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Nickname for the system which blocks certain online content from view in China. A firewall is any mechanism which controls Internet traffic. Like its namesake, the Great Wall, the Great Firewall was built to keep unwanted foreign influences out of China. The “Father of the Great Firewall,” Fang Binxing, is one of China’s most ignoble Internet personalities. Fang openly admitted to using six virtual private networks (VPNs) to scale the wall he himself engineered.

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