Tag Archives: Government Response

Interesting Opinion Out of China

Thanks to its democratic nature and incomparable efficiency and effectiveness in disseminating information, the Internet has become a popular platform where the otherwise voiceless can speak out… This is a quote from an editorial in ‘The China Daily,’ which is an English language online newspaper run by the Chinese government, according to Barbara Demick of The Los […]

The Irresistible Force

From Strategy Page, a post about recent happenings in China. Seems that the downfall of Bo Xilai has the Chinese Internet awash with rumors and criticism, which is making the government there uncomfortable. The Chinese government has been unable to slow the spread of these activities, despite shutting down websites and arresting micro-bloggers (these are people […]

Social Control, Pt 2

I wrote earlier today about how social media makes it easy for both friends and enemies to find you. I found this on Slate. It seems that the Syrian government is hunting down people who even hold sympathy for political dissidents.

What not to do

I was reading an article online this morning about a Marine who got himself into trouble for posting his political views online. Marine Corps Sergeant Gary Stein apparently posted on his Facebook page, which was titled The Armed Forces Tea Party, that he would not follow orders from Obama. Though he later corrected himself and […]