Friday, May 12, 2006

New Red Guards of the Chinese Internet

Mobilizing the youth for nationalist ideology is always scary, and according to this New York Times News Service article, student volunteers are now onboard the Internet cleansing campaign.

Probably related, in March I learned of one Beijing web master who'd received a phone call from the Public Security Bureau to make sure he understood that he needed to take down a link and discussion forum related to the exiled band, Pangu. This despite the fact that the mind control already seemed to be working: the ratio of Pangu haters to supporters posting on the forum was around 4:1, according to the web master. But pulling out the weeds, now how does that CCP slogan go?


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