Wonder If This Is Why You Have to Register to Sign a Petition at WhiteHouse.gov?

Posted on January 4, 2013 8:00 am

China’s government tightened Internet controls by passing a law that requires users to register their names.

They should probably just eliminate the middleman and put free wi-fi in their gulags.

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5 Responses to “Wonder If This Is Why You Have to Register to Sign a Petition at WhiteHouse.gov?”

  1. Dodsfall says:

    Just like the ill-advised flag@whitehouse.gov, it’s meant to have a cooling effect on dissent.

  2. DamnCat says:

    Chinese officials report that he most frequently registered name so far is Phuc Hu.

  3. joelf says:

    I think you mean whitehouse.GOV. .com just wants a credit card #.

  4. Marc says:

    I have thought about signing a petition or two but that part about telling “them” my name and where I live has always made me just close page and hope they aren’t tracking my IP address for just looking at the petition.

  5. Harvey says:

    @3 – Joelf – thanks for catching that. I was sleepwalking a little when I wrote that post title.

    It’s fixed now.

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