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Japan: Filtering going global

Blogger and social activist Sakiyama Nobuo [ja] (see earlier coverage) picks up a number of recent news stories and predicts that it may not be long before Chinese filtering policy is no longer thought of as “another country's problem” [ja]. He points to the launch of the Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content, which he argues could put sites on a blacklist simply because they are “illegal” according to national laws, and points to a case in Finland where something similar has already happened.

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