China’s “great firewall” and comprehensive system of online censorship and monitoring has forced netizens to adopt a simple and low tech approach to get their message out.
They have been using symbols, letters and made up words for those that would attract the ire of the authorities. Now that system has been incorporated into software to make it easier to use.
The Epoch times reports : “A program called the “Anti-Harmonizer” (fang hexie qi) has gained attention and popularity among the Chinese Internet citizenry (netizens). “Harmonization” is a common sarcastic reference by Internet users to the Communist Party’s euphemism for suppressing dissent and censoring voices unfavorable to the regime, ostensibly to foster a “harmonious society.”