1. Post #1
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    August 2009
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    [release]
    Hundreds of Chinese have flooded US President Barack Obama's Google+ page, apparently taking advantage of a glitch in China's censorship system to post about human rights and green cards.

    Google+ -- the US Internet giant's social networking site -- has been unavailable in China since it was launched last year, apparently blocked by the nation's strict censorship system, dubbed "the Great Firewall of China."

    But over the past few days, Chinese netizens say they have unexpectedly managed to get onto the site, and have decided to concentrate their presence on Obama's page.

    "Many people don't understand the meaning why all Chinese are coming here. We envy American people their democracy and freedom!" one netizen said in English under Obama's latest posting about his campaign's bumper stickers.

    The comments centre on freedom of expression and human rights, as well as more mundane issues such as how to get US green cards.

    "We are not barbaric people, we are just suppressed," one netizen wrote, while others called on the US president to "come and liberate China".

    It is hard to prove if all those commenting are from China, but most write in simplified Chinese characters -- used in the mainland as opposed to Hong Kong -- and expressions are similar to those found on the nation's microblogs.

    It is also difficult to determine what glitch in the Firewall they are taking advantage of.




    On Sunday, Google+ appeared to be available in China on some people's mobile devices but not on fixed computers -- a fact confirmed by some netizens on Obama's page.

    Others in China, however, were still unable to access the site, which remained blocked on their mobiles along with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    Some netizens urged Obama to help free activists such as blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who is currently under house arrest, or Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Many of those posting comments also enquired about green cards -- US permanent residency certificates -- asking Obama to send them one along with his re-election campaign stickers.

    One called on the US president to join China's ruling Communist Party.

    "We will give you a big red flower, which you can wear on your chest, and honourably give you a party certificate (completely free membership for the first year)," said an online user named Duke Dai.

    As part of its censorship system, China blocks most content it considers politically sensitive in its traditional media and on the Internet.

    Twitter and Facebook, for instance, were made unavailable in China in 2009 apparently over official concerns that people had instigated deadly ethnic riots in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang using the sites.

    Google, meanwhile, has had a difficult time in China since January 2010, when it said it was no longer willing to self-censor content to comply with government rules.

    After a few months, it decided to automatically re-route users of its mainland search engine to its uncensored site in Hong Kong and has since lost ground in China, which has the world's largest number of web users.

    Some of the Chinese netizens railed against their country's censorship on Obama's page.

    "We hate GFW (Great Firewall). We 'occupy President Obama' like performance art," one online user said.
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  2. Post #2
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    June 2009
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    I actually think this is kinda neat.
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  3. Post #3
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    Oh.... ok?
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    Leonmyster's Avatar
    June 2009
    536 Posts
    This is actually quite true.

    I have cousins living in China, and they say the elder population in there have negative opinions for the United States, while the younger generation has positive opinions for the United States.

    The chances of these posts actually being from China is quite high.
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  5. Post #5
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    December 2005
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    We envy American people their democracy and freedom
    oh boy are they going to be disappointed
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  6. Post #6
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    July 2010
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    People rating this funny when the Chinese people are pleading for U.S. help with the Chinese Government.

    Fuck off. Life sucks for the Chinese (at least the ones who are messaging Obama).
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    May 2009
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    could some one explain what a netizen is?
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    -Get_A_Life-'s Avatar
    June 2008
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    They're begging for a fake democracy's help in order to take down their own fake democracy. How convenient.

    Edited:

    could some one explain what a netizen is?
    Net + citizen = netizen, never seen this word before but I'm going to assume it's basicly an internet user.
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  9. Post #9
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    could some one explain what a netizen is?
    From Wiki

    It is defined as an entity or person actively involved in online communities and a user of the internet, especially an avid one. The term can also imply an interest in improving the internet, especially in regard to open access and free speech. Netizens are also commonly referred to as cybercitizens, which has the same meaning.
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    February 2011
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    Just waiting for an apologist to come in and claim that people aren't being repressed in China.
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    December 2005
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    oh boy are they going to be disappointed
    Not really, even with the shit going on the US takes the cake when compared to mainland China in terms of freedom and human rights.
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    Dennab
    October 2009
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    right on let's liberate china

  13. Post #13
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    January 2012
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    : "Yeah our security is paramount, we only block this information for the protection of our people and they respect and love us for-"

    :DEAR SWEET JESUS SAVE US FROM THIS TOTALITARIAN NIGHTMARE OH GOOOO- *wall is sealed*

    : "Security. is. paramount"
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    Shamfurr dispray.
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    January 2012
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    Shamfurr dispray.
    END OF RINE_______________, whoops ,_______________
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    June 2010
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    oh boy are they going to be disappointed
    I'm sure about anywhere else including the US would be a big step over China
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    END OF RINE_______________, whoops ,_______________
    you know, shamfurr dispray comes from shogun 2, not the biodrone debacle
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  18. Post #18
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    November 2005
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    This is both heartening and incredibly sad. I want to somehow magically share my "internet" with them. Well, hey, at least it's proof the US has allies in mainland China.
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    January 2008
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    Why would we liberate them when they provide cheap manufacturing?

    Sad but true
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  20. Post #20
    I hide under your bed
    Dennab
    July 2011
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    netizen is a stupid buzzword and people should stop using it.
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    May 2011
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    I don't know why people are calling our democracy fake, or like theirs.
    It's got it's bad flaws, and we certainly have some morons in the government, but it's a hell of a lot better here than it is in China. Poor guys.
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    December 2010
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    I feel pretty bad after reading this, honestly.
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    May 2011
    889 Posts
    I feel for these guys, try to google something using a proxy then the police come through your front door.

  24. Post #24
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
    14,832 Posts
    netizen is a stupid buzzword and people should stop using it.
    netizen
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    August 2010
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    netizen
    Netizen.

    Okay no let's not de-rail here.
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    June 2006
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    I thought China was actually improving human rights and liberties slowely but surely.

  27. Post #27

    August 2011
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    This is Google's revenge for that hacking shit you've done, China.
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    August 2009
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    I thought China was actually improving human rights and liberties slowely but surely.
    Not fast enough though.
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  29. Post #29
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    August 2006
    13,010 Posts
    I thought China was actually improving human rights and liberties slowely but surely.
    I'm sure they are trying. Obviously democracy and freedom of speech is the best way to go, no one is stupid enough to think otherwise.
    Even the Chinese prime minister stated that China needed more democracy, but they will achieve it in "their own way" and that "democracy is one of the basic goals of the socialist system".
    I'm hoping that this wasn't a glitch at all, but perhaps a test on how the citizens would react if they opened up the internet a bit.

    Edited:

    China just needs a more open and chill president like Deng Xiaoping.

  30. Post #30
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Kool.
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    February 2010
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    I'm hoping that this wasn't a glitch at all, but perhaps a test on how the citizens would react if they opened up the internet a bit.
    Well if the first thing they did was went to the leader of the US and go, "OMG this place SUCKS," I don't think they passed.
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  32. Post #32
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    February 2008
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    People rating this funny when the Chinese people are pleading for U.S. help with the Chinese Government.

    Fuck off. Life sucks for the Chinese (at least the ones who are messaging Obama).
    Well, living in the U.S. would be better than living in China for now either way.

  33. Post #33
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
    Aerkhan's Avatar
    October 2009
    4,767 Posts
    May I be honest?
    They are a cheap workforce and thus my products here in Europe are cheap, so I don't care about them.
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    September 2008
    609 Posts
    No oil, will not liberate.
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  35. Post #35
    Pomf =3
    Paige's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,566 Posts
    May I be honest?
    They are a cheap workforce and thus my products here in Europe are cheap, so I don't care about them.
    Yeah, lets not care about people who barely have human rights!

    whats wrong with you
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  36. Post #36
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    June 2011
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    May I be honest?
    They are a cheap workforce and thus my products here in Europe are cheap, so I don't care about them.
    Slaves are cheaper

    buy some slaves.

    Just waiting for an apologist to come in and claim that people aren't being repressed in China.
    I will rip their neck off and shit down their throat

    debate-style.

  37. Post #37
    May I be honest?
    They are a cheap workforce and thus my products here in Europe are cheap, so I don't care about them.
    People like you need to be sent to china and work their labor. You do not deserve your life you ungrateful prick.
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  38. Post #38
    Pomf =3
    Paige's Avatar
    October 2008
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    People like you need to be sent to china and work their labor. You do not deserve your life you ungrateful prick.
    yeah now you're going too far

    everyone deserves their life
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  39. Post #39
    yeah now you're going too far

    everyone deserves their life
    Indeed, he deserves his life in a foxconn factory.
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  40. Post #40
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    June 2011
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    Indeed, he deserves his life in a foxconn factory.
    he won't want it then



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