Wednesday, January 20, 2010

China to Scan Text Messages to Spot ‘Unhealthy Content’

A post from the Global New York Times: BEIJING — As the Chinese government expands what it calls a campaign against pornography, cellular companies in Beijing and Shanghai have been told to suspend text services to cellphone users who are found to have sent messages with “illegal or unhealthy content,” state-run news media reported Tuesday.
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Food for thought . . . how does this relate to the difference between the Chinese focus on central control for the collective good, vs. our western focus on the rights of individuals to free speech?