Tuesday, June 14, 2005

A dangerous precedent

Microsoft Censors Blogs at Chinese Portal

SHANGHAI, China - Chinese bloggers, even on foreign-sponsored sites, better chose their words carefully — the censors are watching.

Users of the MSN Spaces section of Microsoft Corp.'s new China-based Web portal get a scolding message each time they input words deemed taboo by the communist authorities — such as democracy, freedom and human rights.

"Prohibited language in text, please delete," the message says.

Dan Gillmor comments.

Communist Chinese astroturf.

No comments: