China Co-Opts Social Media to Head Off Unrest

February 22, 2011

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“BEIJING—China’s domestic security chief, Zhou Yongkang, added his voice to calls for tighter Internet controls as censors ratcheted up temporary online restrictions, a day after a failed attempt to use social-networking sites to start a “Jasmine Revolution” in China.

Only a handful of people turned up Sunday for the planned protests, as police detained or confined to their homes dozens of activists across China and Internet censors blocked searches for the word “Jasmine” on Twitter-like microblogging sites and other websites.”

From The Wall Street Journal

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