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Incoming Great Firewall for HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Reading the article - this is more about people publishing or republishing / sharing "fake news" from HK about HK...

    Been proposed and discussed a fair bit over the last year or so.
    They will never come out and say "Good news, from tomorrow onwards we'll install the great firewall like our northern compatriots, rejoice". The very real fear is that these might be the first step towards a GFW instead, with all kinds of websites being gradually forbidden over the coming months/years.

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    The first steps were taken about a year or so ago when they got the local ISPs to block some doxxing websites. The infrastructure for that is there and in place atleast at DNS some sort of hard blocking level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    They will never come out and say "Good news, from tomorrow onwards we'll install the great firewall like our northern compatriots, rejoice". The very real fear is that these might be the first step towards a GFW instead, with all kinds of websites being gradually forbidden over the coming months/years.
    Yes. Easy ones to start ones whose purpose breaks the NSL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Yes. Easy ones to start ones whose purpose breaks the NSL.
    They will start with fairly restricted number and category of ban sites, as discussed above. Then over time it will expand to cover more and more sites. Before you know it, we can envision the following scenario where CNN will be banned. New York Times will be banned. BBC news will be banned. Le Monde will be banned. And so on. Because conceivably anything under the sun can be against the NSL if the authorities say so. There is no limit to how the authorities can stretch and interpret the NSL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    They will start with fairly restricted number and category of ban sites, as discussed above. Then over time it will expand to cover more and more sites. Before you know it, we can envision the following scenario where CNN will be banned. New York Times will be banned. BBC news will be banned. Le Monde will be banned. And so on. Because conceivably anything under the sun can be against the NSL if the authorities say so. There is no limit to how the authorities can stretch and interpret the NSL.
    textbook salami slicing tactics
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