Wednesday, January 24, 2007

different meanings

China's top Red vows to 'purify' net | The Register
Hu told the politburo the party should "strengthen administration and development of our country's internet culture". He continued: "[To] maintain the initiative in opinion on the internet and raise the level of guidance online, we must promote civilised running and use of the internet and purify the internet environment."
Somehow I don't get the idea that they mean to eradicate spam or wipe out porn. Kinda gives me the shudders and makes me think of how Hitler "purified" Germany.

This is interesting in light of Google and Yahoo perhaps owning up to their sellout to Red China.
Yahoo! helped to identify a journalist in China who was later arrested and convicted for emailing dissident comments to the US, according to the court papers in that man's trial.

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