Strategic CIO // IT Strategy
Commentary
11/17/2006
02:34 PM
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
Commentary
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Report: China Blocks Wikipedia Again

How do you say, "Never mind" in Chinese? Censors in China blocked Wikipedia again, according to the blog Danwei.. But apparently there's a tool called the Gollum Wikipedia browser that allows you to circumvent the Chinese censors and access Wikipedia articles. (Via

How do you say, "Never mind" in Chinese? Censors in China blocked Wikipedia again, according to the blog Danwei.. But apparently there's a tool called the Gollum Wikipedia browser that allows you to circumvent the Chinese censors and access Wikipedia articles. (Via Boing Boing)

Wikipedia logoArs Technica says:

At this time, it is not known whether this is an official government effort to nudge Wikipedia out of the reach of Chinese citizens, or whether other issues are causing the site to be unreachable. China has a history of exercising a high degree of control over its citizens' Internet habits, with the so-called Great Firewall of China blocking access to sites deemed inappropriate by the government.

Once Wikipedia became reachable from within the borders of China, many wondered how long the access would last. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told the Observer in September that the reasons for the ban were unclear to him. "We have internal rules about neutrality and deleting personal attacks [and] we're far from being a haven for dissidents or a protest site," said Wales. At the same time, Wales promised that Wikipedia would not give in to any government efforts to censor it.

Comment  | 
Email This  | 
Print  | 
RSS
More Insights
Transformative CIOs Organize for Success
Transformative CIOs Organize for Success
Trying to meet today’s business technology needs with yesterday’s IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government Tech Digest Oct. 27, 2014
To meet obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Back Issues | Must Reads
Video
All Videos
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and community news at InformationWeek.com.
UPCOMING!
Friday, October 31, 3pm EDT

This InformationWeek
FULL SCHEDULE | ARCHIVED SHOWS
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Full schedule | Archived Shows