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Chinese Creep Out From Behind Great Firewall To Flood Obama's Google Plus Page

Oops! It seems that Chinese users found a hole in the Great Firewall and found their way to President Obama's Google Plus page: Via The Next Web: US President Obama’s official Google+ page has recently been flooded with comments, but

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Oops! It seems that Chinese users found a hole in the Great Firewall and found their way to President Obama's Google Plus page:

Via The Next Web:

US President Obama’s official Google+ page has recently been flooded with comments, but they’re not coming from where you’d expect. It’s not US citizens that are flooding the president’s page with comments of encouragement, criticism, or otherwise. In fact, a vast majority of the comments are being made in Chinese.

At first glance, it looks like the official Google+ page is being spammed, but taking a look at some of the comments left in English, you’ll realise that it’s Chinese citizens who have taken to the social network to decry their government’s appalling human rights track record.One of the comments in English reads:

Dear President Obama,I’m sorry to write some irrelevant comments under your post. Due to my appreciation and trust to your country’s consistent respect to human right, I left this message, to implore the government of your country to call for the freedom of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng in international community , thank you!

The latest post plugging the new bumper stickers for the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign, and many of those preceding it, have been over-run with hundreds of comments about human rights issues, green cards, requests to pressure the Chinese government to release imprisoned activists, and more.

AFP has more, including this comment:

"We hate GFW (Great Firewall). We 'occupy President Obama' like performance art," one online user said.

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