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China doesn't want its people viewing Morgan Freeman classic


Following the escape of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng from house arrest and into American protection, the Chinese government is blocking its citizens from searching the Internet for one of the movies that made Morgan Freeman a household name.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, searches for Chen's name and the Chinese terms for "Shawshank", "blind person", "embassy", and Chen's home village of Dongshigu were all blocked on Sina Weibo, China's leading microblogging service.

And just like that, the Chinese are denied access to the classic tale of a banker, wrongly accused of murder, who escapes from prison.

But they're apparently still allowed to search for "Harrison Ford Fugitive." As if anyone would.


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