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This article was published on April 8, 2011

    China’s Great Firewall explained by Aussies [Video]

    China’s Great Firewall explained by Aussies [Video]
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    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    Apparently, Australia is considering putting up an Internet filtering system of its own and in this video, local Aussie channel ABC explains in detail the impressive Great Firewall of China, which has successfully blocked Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a lot of other prominent websites from the biggest Internet population in the world.

    It is compared to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison with multiple fences, on a remote island. Pretty hilarious, yet informative.