Some governments across South-east Asia are trying to implement Chinese-style internet censorship, according to Guardian.
- In Vietnam, the Communist party wants to be your “friend” on the state-run version of Facebook, provided you are willing to share all personal details.
- In Burma, political unrest can be silenced by cutting off the country from the internet.
- In Thailand, website moderators can face decades in jail for a posted comment they did not even write, if the government deems it injurious tothe monarchy.
Media also reported some censorship cases in the region recently:
- In Indonesia, the Ministry of Communications and Informations started to block porn sites
- In Australia, the government once blocked anti-censorship site.