China 'Green Dam' enforcement faces hurdles

The censoring software is supposed to be installed on all PCs in schools and Internet cafes, but not everyone is complying.

China's Green Dam-Youth Escort censorship initiative is facing hurdles as some schools and Internet cafes either don't have the software or have uninstalled it.

Initially required for all new PCs when it was introduced in June, the Chinese government revised its mandate in August and effectively lifted the burden on PC makers to package the so-called content-filtering software in computers. However, the highly controversial software is still required to be installed in PCs used in schools and public places, including Internet cafes.

Green Dam is one of many tools the government uses to control Internet content.

Read more of "Green Dam enforcement watered down" at ZDNet Asia.

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