13 May 2011

The Paradox of Chinese Censorship

1. Something happens.
2. => A newspaper writes about it.
3. Chinese censors want to stop the news from spreading.
4. => They add the story to a list of banned subjects for rest of the press.
5. The list of banned subjects periodically gets leaked.
6. => Chinese centors act as aggregators of all the bad stories + they bring more attention to them.

(via BHL)