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censorship got a bit messy

LMAO the infamous internet censorship in China got a bit messed up. apparently it blocked then unblocked duke.edu for some myterious reasons. gotta love the quote!

“We don’t know for sure why it got blocked, and we also don’t know how it got unblocked,” said Gilbert Merkx, vice provost for international affairs.

maybe someone screwed up? it’s all a mystery. since no outside source knows a complete list of sites being blocked and their reasons, mistakes can not be tracked. censorship is common but most of the time they do have some reasons.

6 thoughts on “censorship got a bit messy

  1. My site (bokane.org) was blocked for about a year and a half, for no apparent reason – I wrote about China, but nothing critical, political, or anything like that – and stayed blocked until I switched servers.

  2. At least its better than the arab countries. They block everything literally. .. everything from sites talking about jews in general to anything they think is against them (antigone.nu and sarah’s domain’s blocked for me somehow).

    Once the government set up a site called dubaitradesexhibitions.com and it got blocked by their own people cause it had ‘sex’ in the url heh.

    1. there are always people who do worse and people who do better. if we keep looking at people who do worse, it is easy to feel good and feel no need to improve. i’m brought up listening to parents and teachers in china lecturing me to look up to people who are better. isn’t this some kind of virtue for chinese? ironically a lot of times esp. when we reach political issues, the people who are better are commonly mispresented or unpresented. tho politics can be argued both ways.. i believe there are fundamental right and wrong.

  3. Agree with you…i know once even Google was blocked for days here just because the son of a powerful leader went across a bit of bad news about his father when he was surfing,and he reported it “upwards”…what’s worse was that some employees worked for Google.cn were fired after this,ridiculous but real!!…hmm,it happened about a year ago,and my friend told me.”sad”

    I read your articles through LJ by chance,and i found some of your entries were about china…then say hello to u.

  4. Agree with you…i know once even Google was blocked for days here just because the son of a powerful leader went across a bit of bad news about his father when he was surfing,and he reported it “upwards”…what’s worse was that some employees worked for Google.cn were fired after this,ridiculous but real!!…hmm,it happened about a year ago,and my friend told me.”sad”

    I’ve left a comment in your LJ entry,but considering you rarely read that,i just copied it to here.In fact, I read your articles through LJ by chance,and i found some of your entries were about china…then say hello to u.

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