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US Religious Groups Concerned About Internet Censorship

Falun Gong, a spiritual movement with Buddhist and Daoist influences, has been banned in China since 1999. About a decade ago, however, its practitioners began developing technology to circumvent the Communist government’s Internet restrictions, commonly known as the Great Firewall, a censorship and surveillance project operated by Beijing's Ministry of Public Security. “The initial purpose was to [circulate] free information regarding Falun Gong,” said software engineer John Yu,...

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