China Looking to Strangle Blogs and Search Engines




I really can’t imagine what’s it like to live in a country that controls what you can and what you can view online. China once again shows its paranoia by launching an initiative to tighten supervision of blogs and search engines.

“As more and more illegal and unhealthy information spreads through the blog and search engine, we will take effective measures to put the BBS, blog and search engine under control,” said Cai Wu, director of the Information Office of the State Council, at a meeting held Wednesday.

With search engine users numbers expected to top 100 million this year, surely China will soon face the realization that they fighting a losing battle – how will they cope when that figure gets to 200 million?

Via Steve Rubel.