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04-06-2013, 05:10 PM
New lows in censorship from the Chinese authorities


It takes a very significant date for the word "today" to be deemed too sensitive to mention. But 24 years after the Chinese government's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, "today" is part of a long list of search terms that have been censored on Sina Weibo, the country's most popular microblog.

Other banned words include "tomorrow," "that year," "special day," and many number combinations that could refer to 4 June 1989, such as 6-4, 64, 63+1, 65-1, and 35 (shorthand for May 35th).

Anonymous will come knocking soon ....

04-06-2013, 08:00 PM
The Chinese don't play by Western rules. China has been restricting internet activity of its citizens for years and in the rest of the world, many site owners actively block Chinese IP ranges due to problems.