Censorship in China: The Government Wants the Best of Both Worlds

Censorship in China: The Government Wants the Best of Both Worlds

By: Sarah Payne Faris.

Famous for its Internet censorship, the government touts it’s respect for constitutional provisions of speech.  Although the government appears to perceive the Internet as a fount of wisdom, it attempts to shield citizens from using it to its full potential.  The nation’s recent crackdown on social media site Weibo appears to illustrate what appears to be contradictory, but is supported by the country’s Constitution. 

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