China Blocked Over 350 Million Pieces Of Text, Pictures, and Videos Last Year

As you probably know, the Chinese government censors the Internet in the Asian country. “By November, […] 350m pieces of harmful information, including text, pictures and videos, had been deleted,” stated Wang Chen, the deputy head of the Community party’s propaganda department. “There was a notable improvement in the online cultural environment.” These blocked websites do not include the many social networks blocked there including Facebook. [Financial Times]

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