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(Yahoo)   Obama calls on China to free the Internet. China promptly answers Obama's call by censoring it   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2009-11-16 09:54:38 PM  
Heh, that's pretty ███████████████████████████████
 
2009-11-16 10:14:30 PM  
well duh, of course the chi-coms would censor his speech. I wouldn't worry though, they still can't stop file trading software.

hmm...I just had a nasty thought.
 
2009-11-16 10:59:35 PM  
I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.
 
2009-11-16 11:02:18 PM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


yep. I had to help a friend find a way to circumvent the aussie restrictions so that he could get a full copy of Left4Dead 2.
 
2009-11-16 11:09:49 PM  

Weaver95: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

yep. I had to help a friend find a way to circumvent the aussie restrictions so that he could get a full copy of Left4Dead 2.


Dear god, he'll go and murder people now! Because video games can only have ratings for young children to teens. Adults playing video games leads to Dungeons and Dragons, which leads to satanism
 
2009-11-16 11:12:36 PM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


Yeah, this is very disappointing from Australia. The US had the Puritans, not them. I don't understand their interest in censoring internet content.
 
2009-11-16 11:16:49 PM  

Weaver95: yep. I had to help a friend find a way to circumvent the aussie restrictions so that he could get a full copy of Left4Dead 2.


Dow Jones v Gutnick is a great argument for keeping ICANN under US Jurisdiction, or at the very least holding it to extremely strict neutrality standards in line with OUR First Amendment standards.
 
2009-11-16 11:21:49 PM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


People love that "think of the children" garbage over here. It seems to be an activity performed by idiots, for idiots.
 
2009-11-16 11:41:39 PM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


Far as I know, Australia is the only country that'll ban sale of certain M rated games.
 
2009-11-16 11:55:28 PM  
all of that hot chinese redtube, why do they fight it so?
 
2009-11-16 11:58:34 PM  

jrrd73: all of that hot chinese redtube, why do they fight it so?


We get Redtube, they get Maotube.

Poor bastards.
 
2009-11-16 11:58:35 PM  
Come on now. This is a repeat from the same damned day. You can see the link below this one!

Or am I not getting some stupid internet joke?
 
2009-11-16 11:59:37 PM  
They're blowing him off, just like the rest of the international community.
 
2009-11-16 11:59:50 PM  
Maotube is for all the people, they all wear those grey suits.
 
2009-11-17 12:01:16 AM  
Australian censorship is funny

like going to Canberra, one of the local "tourist attractions" is the adult shop area
The only place in the district where you can buy a butt plug, and they put it in the capital city !!!

OI OI OI !!
 
2009-11-17 12:01:33 AM  

WorldCitizen: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

Yeah, this is very disappointing from Australia. The US had the Puritans, not them. I don't understand their interest in censoring internet content.


It's just a few blustering pollies making weird noises. It won't actually happen.
 
2009-11-17 12:02:08 AM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


Australia is a Nanny State of its own. This is the country that sent a man to prison for having cartoon porn of The Simpsons.
 
2009-11-17 12:02:10 AM  
Great Firewall of China
Yet currently #2 in abused domains (overinflated in part due to the canadian meds botnet) and #1 in difficulty to remove said abusive domains.
Not surprisingly, proxies are also being used to evade the filters.
Some firewall. I would say having it is akin to having the Three Gorges Dam made of window screens.
 
2009-11-17 12:02:44 AM  
Flee the internet?
 
2009-11-17 12:04:46 AM  

LosinMySenses: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

Far as I know, Australia is the only country that'll ban sale of certain M rated games.


R rated games maybe, but even then there's a big fight about it and the puritans usually end up losing.

/where did all this Australia censorship stuff come from? It's not perfect here, but it's no worse than the US or UK..
 
2009-11-17 12:07:23 AM  
Sorry. I'm too concerned about how Obama bowed to the emperor of Japan to be bothered with this.
 
2009-11-17 12:08:42 AM  
It'd be nice if Mr. Obama would mind his own business and let the Chinese handle it for themselves. Haughtily going over there and suggesting that you do something our way does nothing but make you look like a massive prick

oh, and shouldn't you be worrying about two wars which are imploding on you?
 
2009-11-17 12:11:06 AM  
How effective is the net censorship there? Does the average Chinese internet user know how to get past it (and then actually use that knowledge) or do most of them just accept it? I know self-criticism isn't exactly a Chinese strong point, do the majority of them even realize or care that their government is so restrictive with this stuff?
 
2009-11-17 12:11:33 AM  
What's the difference between Chinese and US censorship again?
 
2009-11-17 12:12:20 AM  

PlNG: Great Firewall of China
Yet currently #2 in abused domains (overinflated in part due to the canadian meds botnet) and #1 in difficulty to remove said abusive domains.
Not surprisingly, proxies are also being used to evade the filters.
Some firewall. I would say having it is akin to having the Three Gorges Dam made of window screens.


None of which it was designed to stop. It works fine for it's purpose, which is to filter some anti-government stuff from the 96% of computer users that don't know how to proxy. As an added bonus, I guess the vast majority of the people over there know about it and simply dont care.
 
2009-11-17 12:12:49 AM  
If anyone wants to improve Internet freedom in China their first call should be to Google.
 
2009-11-17 12:13:27 AM  

WorldCitizen: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

Yeah, this is very disappointing from Australia. The US had the Puritans, not them. I don't understand their interest in censoring internet content.


Wouldn't want the "mob" thinking for themselves now would we.
 
2009-11-17 12:15:34 AM  

El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.


It is kind of weird. My perception of Australia is that they are a bit more open or easy going in general than the USA so I don't really understand it. Of course I have never been there and only know what I see and read. So I might just be ignorant.

It's probably just political bullshiat.

Listerine: It'd be nice if Mr. Obama would mind his own business and let the Chinese handle it for themselves. Haughtily going over there and suggesting that you do something our way does nothing but make you look like a massive prick

oh, and shouldn't you be worrying about two wars which are imploding on you?


Whatever he does or does not do you are going to cry about it, saying he should do the opposite. Might as well just suck it up for the next 7 years.
 
2009-11-17 12:15:37 AM  

miniflea: How effective is the net censorship there? Does the average Chinese internet user know how to get past it (and then actually use that knowledge) or do most of them just accept it? I know self-criticism isn't exactly a Chinese strong point, do the majority of them even realize or care that their government is so restrictive with this stuff?


Yea, they know. They just can't do anything about it.

www.arts.rpi.edu
 
2009-11-17 12:16:58 AM  
wait, what? doesn't every human being on the planet bow down to the messiah?

Oh, that's right....it's only American liberal morons who voted for him..


No one else gives a shiat.
 
2009-11-17 12:17:00 AM  
I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

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I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

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I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...
 
2009-11-17 12:17:55 AM  

GaryPDX: WorldCitizen: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

Yeah, this is very disappointing from Australia. The US had the Puritans, not them. I don't understand their interest in censoring internet content.

Wouldn't want the "mob" thinking for themselves now would we.


Again, as an Australian, I've got to ask. Where did this impression come from? There was a push to censor the internet a short while ago, but it was never going to work because it was obviously stupid, and it fell flat. Beyond that, I don't understand the association. Is there some meme I missed?
 
2009-11-17 12:20:57 AM  
a majority of voters are dipshiats? seems like crying in beer to me
 
2009-11-17 12:21:09 AM  

The last name I had was pretty gay...: What's the difference between Chinese and US censorship again?


We censor some things(like bodies of soldiers).

They sensor just about everything.


The difference is pretty clear. But you were just being a typical polar bear farking syrup sucking Canadian farkwit anyway.


It must suck to be a second rate nation while the big boys talk.
 
2009-11-17 12:21:18 AM  
I guess they follow his example with Fox.
 
2009-11-17 12:22:30 AM  

GoSurfing: I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

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I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

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I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

I could have sworn I just read this on the mainpage the other day...

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I'm in China...I didn't see the first article.
 
2009-11-17 12:22:32 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH7QCtuaXgI
 
2009-11-17 12:25:28 AM  
If China doesn't have untethered internet how can they rapidshare the new jonas bros. albums? think of the gay kids people!!!
 
2009-11-17 12:25:45 AM  
shiat biatch fark, I would be outraged for my internet experience to be censored!
 
2009-11-17 12:27:40 AM  
farkshiatcoont
ass
biatch
republican
democrat

/filtering, the Ameican version of censorship
 
2009-11-17 12:27:50 AM  
shiat biatch fark? oh is that irony i taste?
 
2009-11-17 12:28:04 AM  

Weaver95: El Chode: I was surprised to learn that Australia is very pro-censorship on the Internet, beyond their little firewall.

yep. I had to help a friend find a way to circumvent the aussie restrictions so that he could get a full copy of Left4Dead 2.


Somewhat off topic, but someone should make a drop-bear mod to replace the hunter in L4D.

/perhaps then it could be marketed as a vital education tool?
 
2009-11-17 12:29:10 AM  

jrrd73: a majority of voters are dipshiats? seems like crying in beer to me


I forget who he turned out to be, but libbynomore (big surprise) was discovered as an alt. I keep thinking that he's really SkinnyHead, but I may be wrong on that.

Other folks had screencaps of it (mistakenly responding and posting under the wrong account).
 
2009-11-17 12:29:30 AM  

Erom: shiat biatch fark, I would be outraged for my internet experience to be censored by my government for every web page

 
2009-11-17 12:31:38 AM  
img1.fark.net
 
2009-11-17 12:31:53 AM  

Fuller: Again, as an Australian, I've got to ask. Where did this impression come from? There was a push to censor the internet a short while ago, but it was never going to work because it was obviously stupid, and it fell flat. Beyond that, I don't understand the association. Is there some meme I missed?


Based on the stories I saw (and admittedly most of my information came from stories on Slashdot), it sounded like the reason it ultimately failed was that what the government wanted to do was technically impossible. As far as I heard, there was hardly anyone in a position of power who opposed it on any sort of ethical grounds.
 
2009-11-17 12:32:04 AM  
shiat still comes out of your ass
a biatch will still fark everyone EXCEPT you
and we could all use a good fark still right ?

Im not feeling really censored here.
 
2009-11-17 12:33:25 AM  
Id buy a beer for an Australian any day...

// ya kinda have to, they always end up doing the ozzie haka
 
2009-11-17 12:35:56 AM  

Slartibartfaster: shiat still comes out of your ass
a biatch will still fark everyone EXCEPT you
and we could all use a good fark still right ?


How often does that pickup line work?
 
2009-11-17 12:36:03 AM  
The loser of a election always points out the follies of he ruling power, i always find humour in the mock outrage.
 
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