China may be using porn to distract citizens from Tiananmen anniversary

China unblocked a bunch of previously filtered porn sites this week, just in time for the 21st anniversary of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

China unblocked a bunch of previously filtered porn sites this week, just in time for the 21st anniversary of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Cunning gamble to pull netizens away from dangerous online discussions of political repression? Technical glitch? Attempt to placate the country’s growing population of young males?

Check out my post on the OpenNet Initiative blog and tell me what you think.

  • It must be the Tiananmen issue. Otherwise it is not crafty enough to be the Chinese.
    An amazing, amazing trick on their part. Let’s clap for the CCP government (you know the clapping style, two-per-second thingy that the leaders do while standing on the balconies of command).