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China Daily | Updated: 2009-06-11 07:54

The Foreign Ministry has denied the allegation in the overseas media that the "Green Dam" web-content filter to be installed in all computers is part of a government effort to censor the Internet.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) clarified that users can choose to install or uninstall it as they please, and that the government will not monitor user activities or collect user data.

In spite of the claim of parental endorsement, said to be strong and broad, the mandate to install the "Green Dam" web-content filter in all computers to be sold in China is turning out to be more controversial and unwelcome than decision-makers would like to believe.

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