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[liberationtech] Images of Blocking in Different Countries?

Adam Fisk afisk at bravenewsoftware.org
Tue Aug 14 16:23:30 PDT 2012


My understanding from former Google China folks is that they will
randomly redirect DNS lookups for google.x domains to baidu, which may
be what you're seeing.

Thanks for all the links and everything everyone -- very helpful!

-Adam

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Marietta Le <marietta at atlatszo.hu> wrote:
> Now that you mentioned Baidu and someone said 'user-friendly filtering' I
> remembered that on IE at my workplace (BJ, China) I often end up on a Baidu
> search page when trying to open google.hu. Of course the first search result
> is always google.hu which then fails to open...
>
> Best,
> Marietta
>
> On 14 August 2012 05:14, Philipp Winter <identity.function at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 09:14:48PM -0700, Adam Fisk wrote:
>> > My understanding is that China just shows a blank page. Is that correct?
>>
>> That depends on the type of filtering. The keyword filtering
>> infrastructure
>> forcefully terminates connections and depending on the browser you will
>> get an
>> error message saying something like "The connection was reset".
>>
>> You can actually test it yourself by going to baidu.com and searching for
>> "falun".
>>
>> Philipp
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