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In case you were wondering what would flag the censors in China…

20 December, 2007 (18:12) | China, Geek

In case you were wondering what would flag the Censors here in China as far as what is posted on blogs & forums on Servers in China, below is a list compiled by the Washington post … Luckily this site is hosted on a Server thats probably in India - Hopefully my site doesn’t get blocked for this :-p

Keywords used to Filter Web Content - In China…

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washingtonpost.com

Saturday, February 18, 2006; 11:11 AM

The W ashington Post obt

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ained a list of keywords used by a Chinese blog service provider to flag offensive material.

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Of 236 items on the list, 18 were obscenities.

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The rest were related to politics or current affairs.

Most words on this list can be posted on Chinese Web sites, but their presence quietly alerts editors to examine the messages that contain them and possibly take action.

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In tests, postings that included long sections of the list were allowed to remain on several sites, but quickly removed from others.

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One site also blocked the computer used to conduct the tests from posting anything else.

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In addition, on most sites, at least some of the sensitive phrases cannot be posted at all.

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Depending on the site, filters replace

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the offending words with asterisks or block the entire message.

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Below is the list. Obscenities have been withheld.

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Here were the list of items - however  I had to remove the  contents due to coincidental “technical” difficulties - Site failed to load 95% of the time)

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…It seems in an “unusual” coincidence, after I posted these items, my site all of the sudden had trouble loading here (In China)…to see these items visit this link to the original Washington post article

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Time: May 4, 2008, 12:54 pm

Hmm…this link doesnt seem to work anymore…at least from China….

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