Saturday, January 29, 2011

China's version of Twitter Censors any mention of Egypt.

According to this AFP Article:

The word "Egypt" was censored Saturday by several micro-blogging sites in China, where the ruling Communist Party is wary of issues of political reform, demands for democracy and disturbances to public order, including overseas.
On the and sites, the Chinese equivalents of Twitter, which is censored in China, a query with the word "Egypt" returned the response: "According to the laws in force, the results of your search cannot be given."
I'm really not surprised at all. The thought of a population rising up and overthrowing a dictatorial government has to scare the crap out of the Chinese officials.

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