Saturday, November 20, 2010

Labour Camp for Tweeting: Charge, Angry Youth!

Read this in the gossip-cum-tech blog Valley wag that a Chinese woman has been sentenced to hard labour in a labour camp for a Tweet. And, what did she say, you ask? Here it is:

"Charge, angry youth!" 

Uh-oh! Chen Jianping innocently retweeted something her fiance said about anti-Japan protests getting violent, and added, "Charge, angry youth!" which is what had the authorities crying foul. Twitter is banned in China, but it is easy to get around the ban by using proxy site, there are a lot of them around (google proxy sites).

Thank the Lord for small mercies! Here, in India I mean to say.

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