Thursday, January 3, 2019

China maintains factory-like working conditions for its proletarian censors

Li Yuan has a booklet-length article in the New York Times on Thursday, January 3, 2019, about how draconian China’s Internet censorship really is, link,Censoring China’s Internet for Stability and Profit”. 

The article describes the factory-like conditions under which the censors work, and even their academy-like training.

The censors must memorize a lot of facts about Chinese history to recognize the pseudonyms common in Internet memes.

China views censorship as essential to political and social political stability because it sees excessive speech as contradictory to the personal “rightsizing” in Marxist moral philosophy.

Censorship will be tied to China’s social credit score system.  
It seems odd that the US stock market should now be so tied to China, and Trump’s trade war has become reckless.

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