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Access and Digital Divide

Access and Digital Divide



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    • Judy Chung COM 300 Access & Digital Divides “ The Great Firewall of China”
    • Digital Divide
      • the gap between those who have computers with Internet access and those who do not, as well as the gap between those who are computer literate and those who are not
      • US’s Internet Penetration : 72.5%
      • Global Average Internet Penetration : 21.9%
      • China’s Internet Penetration : 22.6%
    • Digital Divide in China
    • Internet Filter in China
      • “ Golden Shield”
      • 30,000 to 35,000 Internet polices who effectively block access to thousand of sites
      • Jingjing and chacha - mascot of censorship polices
      • Criminal to organize cult on the internet
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRsZSxr9tds
    • Some sites that China blocks:
      • NBC
      • BBC
      • Pornographic
      • Anything related to freedom in Tibet, Taiwanese Independence and the Tiananmen Square Massarcre
      • Wikipedia
      • Compromise with Chinese government and law
      • Omits contents the government finds objectionable
      • Block topic related to democracy, human rights, religion and political dissent
    • How to crack the Golden Shield
      • Proxy sites
      • “ psiphon softwares”
    • Australia Internet Censorship
    • Questions
      • What are the reasons for blocking Internet access? Why would Australia want to follow China’s censorship law?
      • As China is getting open, do you think China will cut the internet censorship in the future?
      • Can Internet filter be a good thing ? Do you support internet cenorship or not and why ?
    • References
      • China Internet Network Information Center (2009, January). CNNIC Releases the 23rd Statistical Report on the Internet Development in China. Retrieved May 26, 2009 from http://www.cnnic.net.cn/html/Dir/2009/03/23/5512.htm
      • Healy, S. (2007, April). The Great Firewall of China. Social Education , 71 (3), 158-163. Retrieved May 26, 2009, from Academic Search Complete database.