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The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet

The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet (Hardback)

By Griffiths, James

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Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China's `Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. Even as the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and any attempts to or...ganise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall aren't confined to China itself. More and more, China is threatening global internet freedoms as it seeks to shore up its censorship regime, with methods that are providing inspiration for aspiring autocrats the world over. As censorship, distortion and fake news gain traction around the world, and internet giants such as Facebook show ever greater willingness to compromise internet freedoms in pursuit of the Chinese market, James Griffith takes a look inside the Great Firewall and explores just how far it has spread, arguing that its influence can only be countered by initiating a radical new vision of online liberty.
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ISBN 9781786995353
Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Series Asian Arguments
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ISBN-13 9781786995353
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Zed Books Ltd
Released 15 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Griffiths, James
Series Asian Arguments
Category Reportage & Collected Journalism: From C 1900 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship
Embargos & Sanctions
Political Control & Freedoms
Demonstrations & Protest Movements
Information Technology Industries
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 302.2310951
Weight 652g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Internet - Government policy - China, Internet - Political aspects - China, Freedom of speech - China, Censorship - China
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly