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Facebook…In The Eyes Of Chinese Censorship

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Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of the large social network Facebook. With his creation, he has practically connected the entire world through the worldwide web. But there is one problem, the main government of China did the opposite by censoring Facebook in their Internet servers, thus preventing this connection.
Mark Zuckerberg first created Facebook in a very coincidental scenario. This is because before Zuckerberg created Facebook, he created Facemash, which was a online rating website for rating the female identification photos of the female students at Harvard, which got him into a lot of trouble, as based on an interview done by Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes (Stahl). But this paved way for ...view middle of the document...

Despite Zuckerberg’s successes in his attempt to connect the world through the Worldwide Web, there were also a few misfires in his plans, especially in the terms of our rights of privacy. Within the past year, there have been new rules added to the privacy rules of Facebook. According to The New York Times, Facebook now have removed any sorts of restrictions from their search bar, which now allows you to search just about anything. Also, it allow teenagers to share their latest thoughts or videos not just with their “friends,” or their “friends of friends,” but with anyone who uses Facebook. The reason behind it, according to Zuckerberg, was to promote social media in a way by removing certain restrictions that were once there for younger audiences (Nocera). Despite his attempt to connect the world through Facebook, there are also personal barriers that should be kept in place to prevent intrusion of privacy.
The Chinese government have tried different methods to censor these websites throughout the last decades, and one of the prime example is a program called the Golden Shield, which blocks specific websites within the internet in China. This filtration system first started in the mid-1990’s, when the internet first launched, and since then, there were already a short list of websites that were blocked already, as based on...

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