GitHub Becomes An Unlikely Home for Coordinated Dissent

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Chinese IT workers have been using the open-source code platform GitHub to air their frustration at inhumane working conditions and hours, in a development that could potentially be an international political snafu for Microsoft.

GitHub is one of the few western collaborative platforms not banned in China, which is highly sensitive to any signs of organised dissent and which restricts Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and does not allow non-Chinese cloud providers to run their own data centres.

The starting shot came with a post uploaded by Chinese IT workers on the 25 of March, to a repository

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