Thursday, December 15, 2011

China flexing "internet" muscles ... on their own people ... for now

China's internet censors have blocked searches relating to an ongoing protest in the village of Wukan, web users say.

Users of Sina Weibo, the country's Twitter-like micro-blogging site, say searches for Wukan return no results. Instead, a message appears saying: "According to relevant law, regulations and policies, search results for Wukan cannot be displayed."

A land dispute in the Guangdong village intensified this week when a villager died in police custody. Hundreds of villagers are now locked in a stand-off with security forces.

Roads into the village have been closed and are being guarded by heavily armed security personnel........
h/t: Irene

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