"Civil liberties groups have condemned an arrangement between Microsoft and Chinese authorities to censor the internet. A Microsoft portal censors the words 'freedom', 'democracy' and 'human rights' from the Net in China. Yahoo has a similar policy.
"Users who try to include such terms in subject lines are warned: 'This topic contains forbidden words. Please delete them.' A Microsoft spokesman said the restrictions were the price the company had to pay to spread the positive benefits of blogs and online messaging.
"The Chinese government, employs an estimated 30,000 internet police, as part of a long-standing policy to control the web so that it can be used by businesses but not by political opponents.
"For Microsoft, it appears to be a concession to authoritarianism on the net. It comes only months after Microsoft's boss, Bill Gates, praised China's leaders, who have mixed market economics with rigid political control. 'It is a brand new form of capitalism, and as a consumer it's the best thing that ever happened,' he said.
Fintan Dunne Comments:
Consider this. Accroding to the report above China has 30,000 internet police. Why? Well, it's part of a long-standing policy to control the web so that it can be used by businesses but not by political opponents.
So do you think the idealogy and practice of the United States would be any different? Of course not. Just well cloaked under a veneer of free expression.
In the U.S., it's less a case of internet 'police' and more a question of internet fake opposition, misdirection websites, front organizations, pseudo-activist groups and a host of professional blogging and web journalism liars, acting in concert to create an impenetrative political and social fog.
These people are all over the internet. They are all over the 9/11 issue; all over the stolen election of 2004; all over the psychological operations designed to inspire fear of earth changes, global warming, the State and the NWO; all over the landscape of anti-corporate, anti-fascist expression on the Internet.
This army of information controllers is all over the 'free' information you are getting on the Internet.
Open your eyes.