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Netizens in China Launch a Twitter Campaign Against Censorship

Posted by Author on January 26, 2010

Radio Free Asia, Jan 25, 2010-

HONG KONG—Netizens in China have turned to a popular microblogging service to vent their growing frustration with online censorship.

Users of Twitter in China launched the new campaign on Jan. 24 criticizing Beijing’s sophisticated system of blocks and filters known collectively as the “Great Firewall,” or GFW.

Twitter users initiated the campaign with the use of the symbol #GFW when expressing views on Internet censorship. Twitter users often employ a “hash tag” symbol before a term inside their postings to make searches by topic easier to conduct.

China-based Twitter user Feng Yan said he could no longer contain his anger over China’s Internet censorship.

“The Great Firewall censors everything, including Facebook and Twitter. We’ve had it. Enough is enough. We are mad as hell,” Feng said.

“That’s why Sunday afternoon we decided to start the online flash model. To bypass censorship, we mixed Japanese, Arabic, and German words with Chinese local dialects sprinkled with vulgarities. We trashed the GFW real good.”

China’s Great Firewall uses certain keyword search terms to filter online content, but it is often unable to effectively censor foreign languages…… (more details from Radio Free Asia)

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