Thursday December 17, 2015

China Tells The World To Respect Its Censorship

It would have been funny if the World Internet Conference censored the Chinese president's speech giving him a taste of his own medicine in front of the whole world. wink

Chinese president Xi Jinping opened the World Internet Conference by telling world leaders to respect other nation's cyber sovereignty. The leader went on to say that every country has the right to govern the web in accordance with local laws, and that China stands against "internet hegemony." The move reinforces China's right to suppress information on a whim, like when it shuttered Instagram during the Hong Kong democracy protests.