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So it's always this kind of balance between the two." But as more Chinese citizens take up space in the digital sphere, it's becoming a tougher to maintain that balance.

"That's the kind of tension that you see with social media in China." Sheena Goodyear is the digital producer for CBC Radio's As It Happens.

"This suggested that there's no centralized list sent to the companies by government authorities," Crete-Nishihata said.

While China exerts direct control over news media, it appears to take a more hands-off approach with private companies.

Keyword monitoring and filtering — just one way the companies crack down on unwanted speech — works by embedding a list of banned terms within the application itself.

"If your message contains a keyword from the list then the message is not sent," the report explains."It's not practical for the government to control every aspect of censorship so they need the participation of the private system," Crete-Nishihata said. It's much more distributed." In some cases, the companies even included the names of their competitors in their ban lists — something Crete-Nishihata said is motivated "more by business interests." "What we're seeing is that censorship can be driven by multiple agendas," he said. Users, according to Crete-Nishihata, have come up with "playful and creative" use of Chinese language to dodge the censors.The censors sometimes pick up on these puns, nicknames and alternative spellings and add them to the ban lists.Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time."Users and the censors are engaged in this kind of cat-and-mouse game," Crete-Nishihata said.

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