I read this yesterday: 自昨日起三大运营商已启动手机短信敏感字眼过滤，对涉及黄色、暴力、反动等五大类内容的短信进行监控，并对发送的用户实施惩罚。据悉，一般会关停用户的短信功能24小时，24小时后会自动恢复；情节十分严重的，须由用户带上有效证件，到移动营业厅签承诺书，保证今后不再发送上述内容才能重新开通。(Let me know if you have any problem reading this.)
So I called China Mobile today to verify this, they told me it is TRUE but not totally new. They are becoming more strict blocking illegal messages. But when I asked:“ Can you (China Mobile) guarantee that no mistakes would be made during this procedure?” she said NO.
I was speechless. It somehow surprised me that China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have all been 5-star VIPs, for a while. The only difference is they probably filled the applications voluntarily.
Every time I thought China is not running away from the world any more, she just kept surprising me. I’m not expecting freedom of speech here, but do we have to bring back the Culture Revolution?
I'm not anti-government, I just don’t get it…