Chinese official on filtering the net

As we at the ONI continue to study China’s censorship and surveillance on the Net, it’s interesting to see officials in the Chinese government highlighting language hegemony as a rationale for greater content control online.  Certainly it’s true that the net is overwhelmingly — and unfortunately — predominantly in English.  But it seems odd that the proper response to such a state of affairs would be restriction by government of the medium’s use; precisely the opposite would seem more convincing.

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