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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The new model for the Internet is . . . Communist China?

This was how President Clinton viewed Communist China's effort to crackdown on the Internet: "Now, there's no question China has been trying to crack down on the Internet -- good luck.  That's sort of like trying to nail Jello to the wall."

Seven years later, Amnesty International had this to say about said Communist crackdown:

The Chinese model of an internet that allows economic growth but not free speech or privacy is growing in popularity, from a handful of countries five years ago to dozens of governments today who block sites and arrest bloggers.

It appears Jello has become the wallpaper of choice for liberty-haters around the globe.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on June 6, 2007 in International Affairs, Web/Tech | Permalink


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The steady march toward one world government. First disarm everyone, then take away their internet connections, they get rid of half of them.

It's the planet that matters stupid. Oh yes and the polar bears.

Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-06 11:58:18 AM

Chairman Hillary will take care of any opposing viewpoints.

Posted by: set you free | 2007-06-06 12:09:15 PM

So much for that nuisance visual code, ostensibly to prevent robot spammers, one occasionally has to type in before posting.

Posted by: Speller | 2007-06-06 12:24:04 PM

Hey you kids, get out of that internet tree!

Bill Cosby

Posted by: Markalta | 2007-06-06 12:42:25 PM

"Chairman Hillary will take care of any opposing viewpoints."

You mean Chairman Meow, don't you?

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