Cute Little Censors

China's internet censors have deployed cartoon cops that stand watch at the side of Shenzhen Web sites and bulletin boards--reminders that Big Brother is watching. Click on the creatures and you're redirected to a site where you can chat live with a real cop. The idea is to make "people pay attention to their behavior when they are surfing on the Net," said a senior Chinese official in a statement. Chinese have to take the police seriously, but these characters? We will see.

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