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

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

Topic |   Censorship
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
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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