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Protests against China's COVID policy marks challenge against censorship

The New York Times reports of how the protests by individuals in China against the country's restrictive "zero COVID" policy has been able to evade China's censorship, to some degree. The NYT article writes: "videos of the marches and rallies have continued to surface on Chinese sites such as WeChat, a chat app, and the short video sharing app, Douyin. Experts say the sheer volume of video clips has likely overwhelmed the automated software and armies of censors China has tasked with policing the internet. 'This is a decisive breach of the big silence,' said Xiao Qiang, a researcher on internet freedom at the University of California, Berkeley."

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