china and internet addiction

i was just running through some of my unread feeds and ran across this video news story about the hundreds of thousands of internet and online game addicts in china. i am not really sure what to make of the fact that there are soooo many stories about this coming out of china now. i am quite suspicious, in fact. the only hope for people in that country to read and see material that has not been approved for their consumption by the state is what can be found on the internet (albeit they must go around government censorship and firewalls first). what better way to attempt to squelch the loosening of information control than by framing internet usage with the addiction descriptor? no better way to keep young chinese from communicating and organizing politically than having them grounded by parents affeared that they are turning the corner to “addiction” .






One response to “china and internet addiction”

  1. citizenx Avatar

    perfect accurate analysis

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