Researchers expose Vietnamese Internet filtering system

American and Canadian researchers say that Vietnam's increasingly advanced Internet censors frequently block political sites, rather than the pornographic or sexually explicit content the government claims to censor.

The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) tested web access remotely and found that sites about certain sensitive topics are inaccessible to surfers in Vietnam. Blocked URLs include the websites for the Free Vietnam Alliance and the Movement To Unite the People and Build Democracy. Webmasters of other sites produced in Vietnam, such as one that posted information about a 2004 uprising of Montagnards, a minority Christian group, are forced to remove content. AsiaMedia :: Researchers expose Vietnamese Internet filtering system

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