Two weeks back, Russia Today broke a story with the title "China employs 2 million analysts to monitor web activity." From that, we get a plethora of dark articles about how bad the Chinese government is. For example, from the BBC, we get an article titled "China employs two million microblog monitors state media say": More than two million people in China are employed by … [Read more...] about Shadows of Censorship? Really???
Once in a while one runs into articles that seem to fly against convention wisdom, that seem to tear at the veil of world injustice, that seem to open one's eyes to provide insight into the causes of so many of today's ills. This article titled Why There is So Much Pro-War Reporting from "the Big Picture" blog is one of them. In reading this article, I note how the article … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting in the West? A Comment on Bloggers, Tyranny, and the Fourth Estate
Recently, in light of the stink Google stirred up leaving China, many pundits in the West have opined how the Internet is inherently anti-government, how the Chinese government is too draconian in its control of the Internet, even how the second law of thermodynamics and "freedom" will eventually triumph. I find by and most these observations to be absurd. … [Read more...] about Social Media – Not a Fad , and Not Anti-China