Filtering by Domestic Blog Providers in China

By: nart on 14 January 2005
Posted in China, Asia, Publications

The Chinese government has focused increasing attention on the control of blogs; three major blog providers have implemented a filtering mechanism to control the content of blog posts. If a sensitive keyword is present in a blog entry the filtering mechanism is triggered. Two of the Chinese blog providers we tested prevented the creation of entries that contained these keywords while one censored the entry by replacing the offending words with "*" characters. Click Here for the full bulletin.