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China's mass protests overwhelming censorship systems

Added 11-30-22 05:18:03pm EST - “The feared censorship regime can't take down footage of the heated demonstrations fast enough ?" while crafty protestors are also using tricks to evade their systems.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “China’s mass protests are overwhelming its censorship systems”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

China’s infamous internet police can’t keep up with the massive volume of videos unmasking the unrest in the secretive nation — as fed-up residents protest the government’s draconian COVID lockdown rules.

The feared censorship regime can’t take down footage of the heated demonstrations fast enough — while crafty protestors are also using tricks to evade their systems, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

“This is a decisive breach of the big silence,” Xiao Qiang, a researcher on internet freedom at the University of California, Berkeley, told the publication.

Videos of demonstrators clashing with police, or holding up black sheets of paper in defiance, have been circulating on social media for days — an atypical and brave display of resistance in authoritarian China.

Footage posted to Twitter on Tuesday show dozens of riot police in Guangzhou moving in formation towards torn-down lockdown barriers as protestors threw objects at them.

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