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New Bans Show China’s Concerns About Tech

Two new Internet bans may offer insight into the Chinese government’s biggest fears. One bars Internet news services from inciting “illegal” assemblies, marches and demonstrations; the other prohibits activities on behalf of “illegal” civil groups. Together, they evince the communist regime’s concerns over growing civil unrest — and particularly technology’s role in fostering protests and strikes, says Julien Pain, who heads the Internet Freedom desk at Reporters Without Borders in Paris. Full Story

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