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Submission + - How to Access Wikipedia During the Blackout (github.com)

Xenographic writes: Anyone who needs to bypass the Wikipedia blackout to get information can use the bookmarklet found here to bypass the blocks. But just remember, if laws like SOPA or PIPA pass, the government will be setting up walls just like that everywhere that won't just vanish after 24 hours, so please let your representatives know that these laws are unacceptable.
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How the Chinese Wikipedia Differs from the English 193

bulled writes "News.com is running a story on differences found in Wikipedia's Chinese site content, as compared to content on the same subjects from the English site. The article goes into a discussion about how the 'sanitized' information is so prevalent in Chinese education that it is seen as the 'truth'." From the article: "[Some] say the object should be to spread reliable information as widely as possible, and that, in any case, self-censorship is pointless because the government still frequently blocks access to Wikipedia for most Chinese Internet users. 'There is a lot of confusion about whether they should obey the neutral point of view or offer some compromises to the government,' said Isaac Mao, a well-known Chinese blogger and user of the encyclopedia. 'To the local Wikipedians, the first objective is to make it well known among Chinese, to get people to understand the principles of Wikipedia step by step, and not to get the thing blocked by the government.'"

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