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微信过滤了哪些“十九大”关键词?

加拿大多伦多大学公民实验室(Citizen Lab)研究表明微信从一年多前就开始屏蔽与“十九大”有关的关键词,随着十九大日期逼近,该关键词库也在不断更新。关键词涵盖内容非常广泛,不仅包括了批评性言论,许多对中央政策和党意识形态的中性指称也被过滤。

Every Rose Has Its Thorn: Censorship and Surveillance on Social Video Platforms in China

In this paper presented at USENIX FOCI 2015 we use reverse engineering to provide a view into how keyword censorship operates on four popular social video platforms in China: YY, 9158, Sina Show, and GuaGua. We also find keyword surveillance capabilities on YY. Our findings show inconsistencies in the implementation of censorship and the keyword lists used to trigger censorship events between the platforms we analyzed. We reveal a range of targeted content including criticism of the government and collective action. These results provide evidence that there is no monolithic set of rules that govern how information controls are implemented in China.