China’s 600 Million Internet Searchers Nudge Global Web Toward Censorship

A few days before the anniversary of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square this June, Patrick Poon posted a video commemoration on his LinkedIn Web page. The Hong Kong-based researcher for Amnesty International soon got a message saying the post was prohibited in China so it had been blocked from the site — and by extension from users worldwide.”I was shocked,” said Poon. “I didn’t expect a foreign social media company would ever send such a message to clients.”

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