Chinese Schools Defy Beijing, Remove Web Filter

Some Chinese schools are removing the Web-filtering software that Chinese authorities ordered installed on all computers this summer, further weakening the influence of a controversial censorship measure that was intended for PC users throughout China.Schools are still required to use the software, called Green Dam-Youth Escort, but the extent to which they heed the requirement is unclear. Calls to a number of schools gave a varied picture: Some schools use the software, others installed it but have since removed it, and yet others never installed it. The disparity may be due to how stringently local governments enforce the requirement.

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