Censorship in the Internet Age is hard.
China supposedly employs 30,000 internet police, working full time to identify miscreants, destroy pornography and take down any anti-authoritarian article or concept that starts to go viral.
Some leaked directives from the Ministry of Truth were translated at China Digital Times:
Shanghai: netizen Xia Shang
From the Propaganda Department of the Shanghai Municiple Party Committee: a certain netizen, Xia Shang, has claimed online that he will take part in the National People’s Congress election. No news unit will interview this person, report or propagate [the story]. Journalists will have no contact with this person.
State Information Office: Professor Zhao Shilin’s public letter
From the State Information Office: websites in all regions will immediately find and delete Central Ethnicity University Professor Zhao Shilin’s blog entry: “An open letter to the Chinese Communist Party and central government regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th Anniversary propaganda problem.”
State Information Office: “Cherishing Chiang Kai-shek”
From the State Information Office: All websites, especially interactive links, will immediately delete the article “Cherishing Chiang Kai-shek” and all related commentary.
Central Propaganda Department: “Beginning of the Great Revival”
From the Central Propaganda Department: during the special period of welcoming the Party’s 90 anniversary, no media outlets will report or render negative opinion or news regarding the movie “Beginning of the Great Revival.”
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