This just in: even the government-run Chinese media story contains statements critical of Green Dam. In particular:
“Government power should not be abused and more transparency is needed,” said Yu Guoming, a journalism expert with the Renmin University of China.
“The real purpose of a forced installation is still being questioned. It is important to emphasize that the government is keen to protect people’s rights to information, civil participation, opinion and supervision,” Chen Lidan, a senior researcher on journalism with the Renmin University of China, said yesterday during an online forum on People’s Daily website.
“The IT industry knows there is no reliable system to ensure all content is safe on the Web, but Web users have a choice to view what content they want to view,” said Fang Xingdong, a Beijing-based IT expert.
If the Chinese government is willing to publish statements like these in its own media, one can only imagine what they are hiding.