China’s vast censorship apparatus relies heavily on companies censoring themselves, and it is getting harder to skirt the rules. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s vast censorship apparatus relies heavily on companies censoring themselves, and it is getting harder to skirt the rules. Photo: Shutterstock
Censorship

Beyond the Great Firewall: China’s vast censorship apparatus ropes in companies to do the work themselves

  • NetEase is the latest company facing punishment for failing to properly censor comments on a news app
  • Online service providers use a combination of labour and automated technology to keep content within acceptable boundaries

China’s vast censorship apparatus relies heavily on companies censoring themselves, and it is getting harder to skirt the rules. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s vast censorship apparatus relies heavily on companies censoring themselves, and it is getting harder to skirt the rules. Photo: Shutterstock
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