Mar 13, 2007

China sends young Internet addicts to reeducation camp

Complete with electro-shock therapy.
The Chinese approach, coupled with the element of propaganda surrounding the cases of young people like Yang Yang, lead critics to believe it has a broader aim of instilling ambiguity about the internet and the freedom it brings.

"I do believe they want to fight this internet addiction," said Julien Pain, of Reporters Sans Frontières. "But with the Chinese government always behind this justification there is also the will to control political speech.

"If you have thousands of small illegal cybercafes it is very hard to know who posted what, who downloaded what on the internet."

Ya think?

No comments: