China uses the living Web against the living Web

· The Power of Many

A guest blogger at Many-to-Many reports that the “Chinese government just launched a new website for people to report on what officials describe as illegal or unhealthy information on the internet. […] The Chinese authorities are once again using a strategy which mixes intimidation, uncertainty, and divide and conquer techniques to create fear and distrust among people, therefore forcing internet users to censor themselves online. (If one wants to know more about how censorship works in Chinese society, you can read an excellent article written by Princeton professor Perry Link.)”