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Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith is a pseudonym. The author lives in China and is the co-founder of and

Entries by Charlie Smith

Jimmy Wales on Censorship in China

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 11:14 AM

On May 19, 2015 both the encrypted and unencrypted Chinese-language versions of Wikipedia were blocked in China, ending what has been a complicated censorship situation for the world's most important online resource.

We have been critical of Wikipedia's approach to censorship in the Middle Kingdom. In a recent piece, I...

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LinkedIn: Technological and Financial Giants; But Morally Pygmies

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:19 PM

When LinkedIn decided to create a China-hosted version of its website in February, 2014, it made a decision to compromise the company's values in the pursuit of the dollar.

It's important to note that before LinkedIn launched LingYing (the local version of the site), LinkedIn was already active in China....

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We Had Our Arguments, But We Will Miss You Wikipedia

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 8:51 AM

On June 12, 2015, Wikimedia announced that they would start the process of fully encrypting Wikipedia for users everywhere in the world. They expect that the process will be completed before the end of this month. Coincidentally, on May 19, 2015 both the encrypted and unencrypted Chinese-language versions...

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Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Influential voices are now arguing that the US should retaliate against the possible mass expulsion of American journalists from China by imposing similar restrictions on Chinese media operating in the US. Strong reactions to new and increasing restrictions in China are necessary, but this approach risks being counterproductive.

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