This article was published on July 31, 2012

This brilliant TED video explains China’s Internet censorship regime


This brilliant TED video explains China’s Internet censorship regime
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell

Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

China’s social media space is an altogether alien place for anyone who lives on a diet of Facebook and Twitter — both of which are blocked — or Google, which has a controversial relationship with authorities in the communist country.

As regular readers of The Next Web (and our Asia channel) you’ve likely already got a good idea of the key players, the scale of the Internet in China and more…but those of you wanting a refresher of the very important topic of censorship (and the Great Firewall) should spend 19 minutes watching this brilliant TED video from noted blogger Michael Anti, aka Jing Zhao.

There’s not much more to add to Anti’s passionate talk, other than that you can keep up with breaking news out of China and the rest of Asia by following @TheNextWebAsia on Twitter.

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