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Published on May 21, 2012
The internet has been widely hailed as a bastion of democratic principles. Last year, in the wake of the Arab Spring, the Chinese government even accused the United States of using it to subvert less than democratic states. Earlier this week, the Chinese government banned all comment on several blogs to counter rumours of a coup, But the internet has potential for disruption too. So how far can countries go to monitor and control it?
With us in the studio are Charles Mok, of the Internet Society of Hong Kong, and Pindar Wong of the Asia & Pacific Internet Association.