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China: text & fear

July 2, 2004 at 10:48 by Martina Comments

China is going to expand its censorship controls to text messages sent with mobile phones. BBC News reports today, saying that new regulations have been issued to filter messages for pornographic or fraudulent content (of course they don’t say this is a mean to target political dissidents).
A lot of people will have to start paying attention to their love messages: “I love you” will still be allowed, while “I want you” might be seriously evaluated before approval…

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