Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Caitlin Feeney
Citizens around the world are using the Internet to connect with an international community, speak out against governmental injustices, and dissolve informational barriers. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a regime known for its strict control and harsh repression, is faced with the challenge of balancing an appropriate amount of civilian freedom on the Internet while still maintaining its monopolistic power. How does a one-party system successfully maintain control over the flow of information and sustain its unchallenged control of citizens in an increasingly-liberalized world? The Party’s answer to this question is a finely-tuned Internet censorship strategy, which this paper seeks to investigate.
Feeney, Caitlin, "China's Censored Leap Forward: The Communist Party's Battle with Internet Censorship in the Digital Age" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 408.