South Korea Ministry of Education reportedly blocks Boing Boing


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It’s probably the seizure-inducing gifs in the RSS feed :slight_smile:


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Maybe they reviewed it the time the Boing Boing Hentia was on the main page and assumed it was porn.


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I can confirm this. I also go to university in Korea and for the past several months Boing Boing has been blocked. It hasn’t always been so, maybe since around 3-4 months ago? But actually sometimes I can access certain links, but not all of them. I read the site using feedly mostly, so the previews show up, but sometimes when I try to click through I get the warning.


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I love the prominently displayed LG logo on the censored/blocked page. There’s something very dystopian about it.


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I am very disappointed with the South Korean Ministry of Education.


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You know you hit the big time when “South Korea Ministry of Education reportedly blocks Boing Boing”.


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Not just in South Korea; GGUSD blocks you, too. Don’t feel bad, they pretty much block everyone who allow comments.


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Sounds like BBoing to me! From wikipedia.org: " Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks"

Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning.[1] Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.


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Education is Korea is heavily sponsored by the big companies. Almost all universities have buildings paid for and named after the big companies in Korea. There is quite an obvious bent in their favor in the programs.


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Could this be related to the article about LG television sets phoning home with loads of customer data? I remember that was a big story here. It may have placed BB on The List.


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boing boing has been blocked in india as well (i get a “blocked as per instructions from Department of telecommunications” message) - since the debacle of government blocking porn sites
strange thing is, sometimes randomly it’s accessible, but most of the time, it’s blocked
might also be my ISP - which is govenrment owned, and markedly inefficient


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Boing Boing is blocked by “cyber knowledge room”, the military PC room as well, and this was confirmed around 2014/09.

Its service is basically rely on Military Mutual Aid Association’s infra plus Ministry of National Defense, and that middle server logs the entire internet usage(HTTPS connections not counted due to packet-unit encryption).
There’s a huge list of blocking sites, such as cloud storage sites(Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs etc), game sites, and a bunch of other sites that fits their criteria. That criteria is very subjective, so if they feels hate one’s site, they just block the site with no reason.

Well played.


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Okay, now you’re going on the List.


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This happens from time to time in India as well. When I click over from my feed reader I’ll see a message saying that the DoT (department of telecommunications) has blocked boing boing due to harmful content. A simple page refresh usually fixes the issue.


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Hmm. I wonder if the blockade would hold up if BoingBoing got a large S. Korean corporation as a sponsor.


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Okay everybody, lets get our BoingBoing tees on, garb a big boat, go there and yell around!! Are you with me?


#19

Like Samsung? The way things are going, I could see it.


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