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How Hong Kong protesters get around official censorship
Creates "mesh network" of users
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Hong Kong protesters are staying ahead of the repressive Chinese government by using FireChat, an app that can be used offline. Useful during Internet shutdowns (pro-democracy protests, for instance) or when out of range (such as at Burning Man), FireChat creates a "mesh network" of devices for spreading news.
Of course, any technology can be used for good or ill, and although FireChat is being used to avoid censorship and shutdowns right now, could it also be a way to spread false information?
Brasscheck TV's answer to the normal human question: "What can I do?"
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