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China's "Internet Maintenance Day"

Grades:

10 11 12 |

Subject:

world |

Date:

June 03, 2009

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This lesson addresses the impact of censoring websites by the Chinese government. June 4th 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the protests in Tiananmen Square. The government has begun blocking access to many social media websites and foreign newspapers. This video helps lead a discussion on the government’s role in Internet censorship and when censorship may be appropriate.