In order to prevent political upset, such as that in the Middle East, the Chinese government has cracked down on electronic communications. Phones, computers, and internet sites are now being monitored for words such as “protest” or “freedom” in any language. As soon as the word is detected, the electronic communication shuts down. In addition, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have been permanently shut down – although there are “government-friendly” alternatives set up. In addition, Google and Gmail have been severely restricted. Has the Chinese gone too far in invading people’s freedom or is their concern of riots a legitimate excuse?