Blog Culture in a highly censored China

Blogging one blog at a time

I have an interest in blogs and decided to look into blogging in China and the interactions between Government censorship and readership. I know a huge amount of websites are blocked by the Chinese government but didn’t know much about the way in which this interfered with blogs. I’m going to start off by looking into what sites and blogs are blocked and how individuals are evading this censorship.

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Some mainstream websites that China is currently censoring includes:

  • Google
  • Wikipedia
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Red Tube (or almost any other porn site)
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook

Blog hosts that are blocked include:

  • WordPress
  • Blogger
  • Blogspot

I stumbled across a really interesting example of how individuals are accessing the internet. An app called Lantern has been introduced and allows people to access blocked sites through Lantern’s own servers or through Lantern users running as access points in the uncensored world. China has around…

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