No More Chinese Communist Party

March 28, 2010

Chinese Communist Party Most Uptight About Falun Gong

I’m not at all surprised, but I don’t think most people know why that would be worth so very much to the party to block it from people’s view, that it faces all this condemnation and spends so much resources on doing.

Epoch Times:

Green Dam

The emphasis the Chinese regime places on blocking information about Falun Gong is evident in the design of the Green Dam software.

Originally introduced in the summer of 2009, Green Dam software was an attempt by the Chinese regime to move censorship mechanisms from the Internet right onto the personal computer. Using a library of keywords, it blocks prohibited searches from going forward.

Researchers at the University of Michigan found that there were two lists of keywords. One list of 2,700 words primarily targeted pornography. The other, a list of 6,500 words was called Falunwords.lib, and 90 percent of the words were related to Falun Gong.

The emphasis given to Falun Gong in the Green Dam software can also be seen in how the Chinese version of the popular communications software, Skype, was used to spy on and filter the messages of users. In September 2008, researcher Nart Villeneuve from the Information Warfare Monitor unit at the University of Toronto discovered that TOM-Skype was conducting surveillance, logging, and partial filtering of sensitive keywords. By far the largest group of messages logged, apart from those containing the words “communist” and “communist party,” were those related to Falun Gong.

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