Microsoft Removes Chinese Blog



Rebecca MacKinnon writes:

Microsoft’s MSN Spaces continues to censor its Chinese language blogs, and has become more aggressive and thorough at censorship since I first checked out MSN’s censorship system last summer. On New Years Eve, MSN Spaces took down the popular blog written by Zhao Jing, aka Michael Anti. Now all you get when you attempt to visit his blog at: is the error message pictured above. (You can see the Google cache of his blog up until Dec.22nd here.)

Note, his blog was TAKEN DOWN by MSN people. Not blocked by the Chinese government.

Link via Scobleizer via digg

La Shawn Barber also got this story in his corner.

Update: Boing Boing has picked up this story aswell.

3 Responses to “Microsoft Removes Chinese Blog”

  1. METANOIAC! a weblog from China Says:

    Internet Censorship in China

    Bloggers all over the world are up in arms over Microsoft’s alleged censorship of a popular Chinese language blog on their free and widely used MSN spaces website builder. Some blogs in China get blocked for mentioning certain highly specific keywords…

  2. 遐思闲论 Remme's Remark Says:

    访问墙外的安替Access to Anti

    安替Anti, Jing Zhao’s blog was "unavailable" by m$ or someone else. It  But, in an…

  3. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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