China’s internet was hailed as a path to democracy but the Communist Party reshaped it in its own image | South China Morning Post
Le gouvernement contrôle Internet de plus en plus fortement
Since the 1990s, the Chinese government has built and used the so-called Great Firewall
, a sophisticated system that prevents people from accessing unwanted foreign websites and social media, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and most mainstream Western news outlets. The South China Morning Post website is also blocked on the mainland.
Zhuang is deputy director of the party’s publicity department and head of the Cyberspace Administration of China.
“Very few ruling parties in the world are as active as the Communist Party of China in adapting to the information revolution trend and emphasising the development and governance of internet,” he said.
La population semble être peu sensibilisée ou concernée
But for many people, any concerns about how content on the internet could be shaped or filtered by political forces are secondary to its entertainment value. Tang Feng, a 32-year-old food delivery worker, said that other than the fact that his job relied on the internet – which facilitates everything from receiving food orders to navigating to restaurants – he watched “funny videos” on his phone to pass the time between deliveries.