CTP Podcast – Online Self-Censorship in China

china-censored-2This podcast ranges around the topic of annonimity and self-censorship within China’s internet community.

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Prompted by the initial implementation of authentic identification on popular sites, we’ve found ourselves considering what the impact will be on self-censorship in China.  If it does increase, what impact might that have?  For those already committed to freely expressing themselves online in China, will their behavior change?  Are the risks they face any different?

We don’t have the answers, but we tried to consider this from multiple perspectives.   One thing we did agree on, however, is that we are equally worried about the erosion of our own rights here in the US.  The last thing you want to have happen to you in either country is for the government to make a subjective decision that you present a threat.

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