Internet Police: Discouraging free-thinking in ChinaMikey 1 comment
So you think your Internet experience is bad? Spare a thought for China. In an effort to prevent Internet surfers from getting any ideas about, lets just called it 'free thinking', users are warned reminded every 30 minutes by pop-up police cartoon characters to stay away from unapproved web sites.
A spokesperson said the characters 'Jing' and 'Cha' are there to police and look out for information that might challenge the political status quo.
In addition to the half-hourly nags to conform, there is a link to a web site where users can report web sites that are regarded 'unhealthy'.
Fully story at the Telegraph.