China is offering a new
vision of the internet, one which combines sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls. The idea is called Cybersovereignty and it’s already spreading
around the world. This is your Bloomberg QuickTake
on the new Cyber Cold War. Welcome! It’s the new millennium, and a simpler time for the internet. Western tech pioneers proclaim
it’s a borderless force for transparency and individual freedom. But fast forward to now and that’s being challenged
like never before. A massive cyber attack affecting nearly 50 million Facebook users. And it was my mistake, and I’m sorry. Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched. You want to win a war,
you need weapons for that. And we could build them. There’s been a global backlash against Facebook, Google, WhatsApp. This backlash coincides with
the rise of the Chinese model. Today you have governments
from Russia to Southeast Asia saying, hang on, we get to
control content on the internet and at the same time
there is not an impediment to stunning economic growth. It’s an ideological coup and a rejection of the American internet
model, which promised to spur innovation and freedom. Now China is offering a different vision: both internet control and tech
innovation, and it has fans. Today, there would be a
growing number of people who would argue that controlling
the flow of information across the internet does not
actually impede innovation. The crux of the Chinese internet model is based around the nation state. Setting your own rules
for your own citizens that can’t be circumvented
by the internet. So very simply, they want to control what sort of content is
hosted on the internet that’s available to Chinese users and they want absolute
control over that content. So if they decide, for
instance, that they don’t want any references to the
Tiananmen Massacre from 1989, then they will scrub that out
of every website and every app within the country that
Chinese or consumers can see. And this controlled, moderated
version of the internet is spreading, especially
across Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s controversial version of the Chinese internet model
went into effect in 2019. It demands the data of Vietnamese users is kept in the country. Indonesia, Southeast
Asia’s largest economy, already requires data
to be stored locally. The Philippines has stepped up what critics call a media crackdown and one of the latest to
buy into the rationale is Thailand, which passed
a cyber security bill modeled on China’s. Southeast Asia is the testing
ground for Chinese ambitions. The region is home to more
than half a billion people whose internet economy
is expected to triple to 240 billion dollars by 2025. I think a lot of Chinese companies, and potentially Beijing itself, see Southeast Asia as the first step in expanding their influence globally but that’s when the digital
Cold War kind of differs from the Cold War we’re familiar with. In this case, I think
countries are adopting the Chinese style model
without necessarily subscribing to Beijing’s style of government
and/or Beijing’s agenda. China’s version of the
internet is appealing to other nations who want to control what their populations see and hear, but it doesn’t mean
China’s calling the shots. Instead it could create an
unprecedented bifurcation of the internet, effectively
ending our notion of a truly worldwide web, meaning what information
you can easily access would depend on where you are and what that government
decides you should know.

China’s Vision of a Censored Internet is Spreading
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100 thoughts on “China’s Vision of a Censored Internet is Spreading

  • June 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    China's approach to controlling the Internet is catching on elsewhere. What do you think about Cybersovereignty?

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  • June 13, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    there goes freedom of speech

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  • June 13, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    Disgusting conspiracy theory

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  • June 13, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    AKA Youtube

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  • June 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    This is really disturbing. This will make the coming generation dumb.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    Freedom in the current model of internet?
    Stop talking nonsense!

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm
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    Spread consumerism.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    The Chinese government just don't like to admit their fault in the past and came up with a beautiful name to control what they want you to know.
    History can't be deleted.
    Admit your wrongdoings, it's no big deal.
    It's all in the past by the way.
    History needs truth, not packaged deception.
    我是馬來西亞的華人,我覺得每個國家的政府應該勇於承認自己的過失並加以改正而不是掩蓋事實。

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  • June 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    YouTube vision of censorship is spreading too

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  • June 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    All US internet companies censored your voice and statements.
    Then US government spies 24/7 through PRISM with help of these internet companies.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Ironic seeing US suing Julian Assange for uncensoring Internet.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    kill that evil country,save the people.the world will be better.> – <, i suggest america to boom china,everything will be fine.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    It’s ironic so many Chinese still studies and work in USA.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    nooo … china is super innovative – right..

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  • June 14, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Skycoin will solve this misery!

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  • June 14, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    307 Chinese 50 cent propaganda army members have disliked this video.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    omg, there Bloomberg cannot fabricate news freely. I guess Trump like it happen in USA.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    the strongest ones don't like the idea such as sovereignty. but the rest who weak in cyber technology think otherwise

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  • June 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    What will happen to porn and hentai?

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  • June 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    If I ever get to some "world leader" position, I would use this position to ban YouTube videos featuring "Chocolate Surprise Eggs" and "Elsa Toys Frozen" this sort of videos.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    I don't like controls

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  • June 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    It’s back to North Korea 100 years ago. Lol.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    Then no one will use their government controlled internet, everyone will use the dark web.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    If this is true and spreading, the world has gone mad. Let’s pretend some of our body systems and organs don’t exist. How long will we last?
    BTW, any Chinese folks watching this video from home country?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    What does keeping userdata within country have to do with censorship?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    It's not that China wants to spread its vision. It's because your own government wants the same exact same thing but never knew how to implement it. The US rarely censors but often manipulates information.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    This is Just BRAIN WASHING PROPAGANDA….TOLD WHAT TO THINK…..TYPICAL COMMUNISTS

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Freedom that overtake public’s morals, is a false freedom

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    Google Facebook censored people. And it's happening in the USA.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    no nope . Freedom is important.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    people complaining about Facebook Privacy rights , its the government that we should be afraid about.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    Knowledge is power, and those in power sure as hell don't want you to have power you miserable worms. You may get ideas above your station.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    We know why to. The elitist like the idea of bankrupting and enslaving humanity and companies intenet providers etc. stupid enough to follow along. That's OK GOD'S plans never fail. Their protection has been removed. How are you going to make any money off people?

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  • June 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    half these comments are chinese troll army

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  • June 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    "Chiner"

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  • June 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Tyranny is conducive to independent innovation, what a brilliant argument and PC cultists rejoice.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    hearthstone

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  • July 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Youtube/google has already adapted to the censorship model. Many of my favourite YouTubers who make murder case documentaries are being censored, which make them super difficult to operate.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Is china stupid ?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    And then there was the sounding of war horns as Nordic runes were etched into sacred sand stones, and those runes read "nordvpn" with a dot com of course but I don't know youtubes rules on site links in comment section so I ain't doin' that one!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    Chinese style of censorship adopted by YouTube is NOT acceptable. It is against our (US) constitution. I was just warned of YouTube policy without soecific reason. I have sympathized with a certain non-Chinese Asian YouTuber about a harrassment for conservative contents. If I am banned the I will do all I can to support breaking up Alphabet, Google and YouTube monopoly on Internet AND Peter Thiel's assertion that Google is being treasonous for cooperating with Chinese media censorship. I have never thought we would be facing censorship in 21st century America.
    Don't do evil. Certainly, don't be evil!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    Metal Gear Solid 2 Intensifies

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    Sandyhook Hoax will be suppressed.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    How about Facebook and Twitter censoring conservatives in America ???

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    China is also offering a new vision about how nations should be run for western politicians. It’s their wet dream to just act as they wish without having to fear any backlash. No wonder that their cluelessness about the freedom of the internet is making them receptive for ideas about censorship and the abuse of technology.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    The stupid American government wanted to regulate our internet b/c of privacy…now the communist will be able to come up w/ a social media site that recognized our face and go to our home and arrest us …take that you hermaphrodite (chis Hughes) and the democrats

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  • August 3, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Damn and the Chinese man famously said Europe, us, anybody , we are 9 months behind them in technology and that's just facts…
    Except he didn't know he hasn't accessed the full internet 🤫 silly rabit

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    It truly deserves to be called dystopic. People's freedom on the internet shouldn't be controlled, that's its purpose in the first place. I've heard of China's censoring propaganda, and honestly, it's awful. The Chinese government is trying to control what their people perceives, instead of allowing criticism and self-expression. We want to express ourselves and no one should be allowed to stop us. That's our right.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    American private companies want to control what we see freely.

    Euroasian governments want to stop American invasion of its citizens' privacy. American companies are mad now.

    I never trust Corporate America what so ever. Google now everything about us and it literally tell us what to see.. isn't this controlling what we see?

    Corporate America are mad that global citizens are taking their personal privacy back to their hands.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    extremely disturbing………. OMFG

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  • August 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    Huh? I never hear that here in ph. Are u sure? Because if its true it should be sensational already by now. Dont think so

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    哈哈哈难道我是美国人?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    Wonder why? Perhaps the 🇺🇸Freedom country🇺🇸 can answer this question 😂😂

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  • August 18, 2019 at 6:43 am
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    What a joke. When others do it. Its evil. When westerners do it, its just.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    much of division in the US is due to open nature of the internet.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    How would tech stop people from accessing starlink and other internet access points?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    Every country is doing it, China is just being honest.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    Western mainstream indoctrination video content.
    Learned nothing new.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    Communism will fall first

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    I hate the internet censorship! I am living in China and believe me, it really impede innovation, they control everything! I just do English teaching and they don't allow me to upload to the domestic video websites. Believe me, if you do this everywhere, there will be no content freedom and the innovation will shut down!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    is there any way to stop this?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:44 am
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    And still, china couldnt censor completely the gay in The Untamed (evil Wei WuXian laughter)

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    Philippines is blocking a lot of porn websites.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    YouTube doing this right now I can't find nothing I search for no more

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Totally partial video, what about the benefits in terms of social stability? SEA has a very complex background in terms of culture and economics where the western concepts of freedom, democracy and etc can't be applied.
    Different societies find different ways

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    China is going to make the internet worse for normal citizens. Also, blame google and facebook for this as well.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    crime commission of United Nations, Veto by New Zealand Union, we do not do business with commo of China ok Bro fraud by China on NZ, they illegal New Zealand on our NZ Dairy

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    China are on A Veto of United Nations for illegal buy up our New Zealand Union Dairy Factory – its a New Zealand Crime for this to happen with in our Border Security international money making ok Haige International Court within New Zealand Border Securities, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY CHINA IN THE NEW ZEALAND SECURITY BORDERS, ALERT CIA & MI5 OF UNITED NATIONS

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    CHINA HAS CRIME NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL BORDERS OF TRADE ITS A WARNINF OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY CHINA IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS BY CHINACOMMO'S

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    WE NEW ZEALAND WANT A WARRANT BY HAIGE TO VETO AGAINST CHINA FOR FRAUD IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS BORDER SECURITY – FRAud by china

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Google, FB, and all the pro-Left Wing tech giants engage in censorship.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    论学好英语的重要性

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Western governments already do censor information based on what they think we should know.
    It's just not in a very structured way and pretty cumbersome.
    Adopting the Chinese model would allow the West to go full Orwellian.
    What could possibly go wrong?

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  • September 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    Sick of Socialists….
    Tired of this Unconventional Warfare!…
    A few Tomahawks and tactical nukes could fix this right up!..
    Google hq and it’s many satellites The U.N., Mecca,Beijing,Brussels, Bohemian Grove, Apple, YouTube hq, cia,Blm,FBI, DNC…All That is Left And Anti American is The Enemy!.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    the same people who complain about Chinese "censorship". Wants to ban "hate speech".

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  • September 26, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    The SJW got what they wanted I guess.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Porn is banned here in malaysia… Even written/drawn porn.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    CURSE WHILE YOU STIL CAAAAAAAAAN

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    fuck Xi Jinping

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  • October 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Look it by using VPN in Shanghai, China.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Just one question: what did China 🇨🇳 invented lately? – Exactly, nothing.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    in China, government decide what u should not know; in the West, medias decide what u should know

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  • October 17, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    yep, youtube, yahoo (been doing it awhile) and google of course they want to court China, are doing anything for money…

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  • October 19, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    YouTube is already very big on banning ans censoring. How are they any better than the Chinese?

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    So is this want antifa wants??? 😂😂😂

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  • October 26, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    The west is doing the same thing, what are you talking about? Facebook, google, Twitter etc, all those companies did that before.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    We need to do everything in our power to curb China's rising power

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  • October 31, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    there's no way they're ever going to take away my big titty porn

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  • November 1, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    "Ideological quo" lol

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    The minute that happens..the dark web will rule worldwide

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    What happen to American media? Volunteered censoring?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    Which side is closer to truth about the facts on the ground of Hong Kong. What is PEACEFUL  protest Hong Kong style.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    As a history teacher from the west stuck in SE Asia it is like seeing the same blinkers that the continent had in earlier eras. The whole idea is about universal knowledge – inspired by the reformations physical battle against European censorship by the Roman Church. Critical thought cannot be inspired to innovative usefulness by hierarchic narratives. It merely highlights the weakness of such hierarchies. Networks prevail, hierarchies crumble.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 6:44 am
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    And in America, the government is too incompetent to actually regulate it so they keep blaming Zuckerburg that Facebook is not censored enough for their liking!

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  • November 12, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    So should I download porn now before they censor them?

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  • November 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    China is a Communist Satanic government of control freaks! Those Communists need to be put to death! BURN IN HELL YOU DEVILS!!! BURN IN HELL!!!

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  • November 26, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Don't you want to control porno, hate speech, radical ideas in the internet? So, what is the fuss here!?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    We have vpn. Windscribe #1

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  • December 2, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    Yeah , you can see How American common sense influence Syria ,ukraine , bolivia ,etc. The Europe Union now is trying to do something to prevent it. And If you notice that , YouTube is blocking some content that are saying something against it's common sense , and Facebook is deleting something and block many users

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  • December 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    China's pulling the biggest Streisand effect ever.

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