Monday, April 02, 2012

China's internet "freer than ever" - Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn
The internet in China might face yet another clampdown by the authorities, internet veteran Jeremy Goldkorn points out in USA Today that despite those actions, China's internet is freer than ever, although microblog services of Tencent and Sina had to hold commenting temporary.

USA Today:
The clampdown on Sina and Tencent is "not an extreme act of censorship but reminds everybody of who is in charge; it sends a signal to the Internet companies and users that the government is watching you," said Jeremy Goldkorn, director of Danwei.com, a website focused on Chinese media and Internet. 
China's Internet today "is the freest platform of public expression ever, but there is also a constant effort by the government to rein it in," Goldkorn said.
More in USA Today.

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