Great Firewall


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Great Firewall

n
(Computer Science) informal a system that prevents access to websites deemed undesirable by the government of the People's Republic of China
[C21: a play on the Great Wall of China]
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The Great Firewall of China is one big reason why Shenzhen won't be like Hong Kong any time soon or at all.
"Based on our intensive investigations, we have reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated state-backed operation," Twitter said.'GREAT FIREWALL' CENSORSHIPTwitter and Facebook are banned in China, part of the government's so-called "Great Firewall" of censorship.
China is the world leader in internet censorship with its "Great Firewall." All VPNs used in China must be approved and comply with government regulations.
As James Griffith wrote in his book The Great Firewall of China, this not only protects the interest of the state and corporations by blocking access to the rest of the world, but also facilitates them in pushing their agendas.
After screenshots of his Facebook posts surfaced on Weibo, Ko was exasperated about how Chinese netizens had somehow climbed over the Great Firewall of China and accessed images he had restricted only to his Facebook friends.
Summary: Does Xi Jinping really think that China could lead the world without giving citizens access to information with an ever-tighter great firewall?
Hong Kong is not behind China's Great Firewall, which heavily restricts internet access in the mainland -- where Telegram is blocked.
However, with the third social media blackout being enforced last week in just one month, following the 21 April bloody Easter bombings, many fear that Sri Lanka is in the process of implementing a China-styled Great Firewall to block social media.
The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternate Version of the Internet
WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp`s Bing search engine has been blocked in China, the company said on Wednesday, making it the latest foreign technology service to be shut down behind the country`s Great Firewall.
It looks like Microsoft Bing might be the latest casualty of the 'Great Firewall of China' as access to the search engine hasreportedly been banned in the country.
VPN services allow Chinese netizens to see blocked sites and bypass the 'Great Firewall,' the term commonly used for China's internet censorship system.