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An Inside Look at China’s Censorship Tools
« on: August 31, 2013, 05:30:32 PM »
If you can’t beat China’s censors, why not join them?

That’s what a Harvard University professor decided to do, in a creative effort to learn firsthand just how censorship in China works.

To get inside the system, professor Gary King and two Ph.D. students started their own fake social network over the past year, which—while it never formally went online—allowed them to reach out to some of China’s many companies offering censorship software. Their results, published this week, show the wide array of tools that social media companies like Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. can harness to control information as required by authorities.

Read more at WSJ’s China Real Time.