2 Million Chinese Officers Police the InternetAdded: Monday, October 28th, 2013
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The Chinese state media claimed that the authorities hire 2 million people to operate and monitor its infamous “Great Firewall”. The reports reveal that most of the employees perform keyword searches and check millions of messages being posted on a daily basis.
This huge number of employees shows just how low tech and human intensive the operations are. However, even with the collective being so huge, employees are still unable to prevent comments which are seen by the government as undesirable from being published and reposted.
The “Internet Police” are hired by the propaganda arm of the Chinese government and by a number of commercial websites. The country accounts for over 500 million Internet users, which makes China the largest online population in the world.
In case a western country wanted to carry out a similar operation, it would have its work cut out to justify it. For example, the UK industry observers estimated that if David Cameron wanted to set up a “Great Firewall of Britain” he would have to hire almost 210,000 people to run it. Taking into account the fact that British labor is much more expensive than Chinese one, it might make sense to consider outsourcing such an operation to China.
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Monday, October 28th, 2013
|So as with the Russias premier witholding information on his children David Cameron would be able to cover further truths denied to the public that the UK government and the USA would not like publicly known.Have to take my hat off to the Chinese for trying and going to great lengths to prevent the populace from being informed and although other countries do not maintain such manpower in monitoring it does not mean they do not collect every scrap of data for future dissemination,as with the NSA these other countries hide most of their lies with half truths or deniability statements that inquiring minds can fathom if they dig for it,although most are sheep and get led around by their own respective Governments whilst the politicians put on smiles and BS their people withstatements that it is for their own good,Baaah!!.|
|posted by (2013-10-29 08:10:52)|
|Well China does not claim to idolize Freedom and Human Rights so this is no news really. Its way more surprising when Governments that do become something that does not look clearly different anymore.||
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