Chinese TV hacked: Dissidents criticize Communists.

Chinese TV Hacked by Dissidents in Cartoon-Villain Fashion

Chinese TV Hacked by Dissidents in Cartoon-Villain Fashion

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Aug. 1 2014 3:22 PM

Chinese TV Hacked by Dissidents in Cartoon-Villain Fashion

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Shredder speaks.

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...residents of the city of 10 million saw their normal Wenzhou Television programming interrupted by caustic messages in stark yellow text appearing on a black background. One message, emblazoned across the top of the screen, declared, "Damn the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpieces: China Central Television, Peoples' Daily" -- the first a broadcaster, the latter a newspaper, and both generally acknowledged to toe the party line -- as well as "the Propaganda Department and the State Radio and Film Administration," both agencies that exercise government censorship.
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(Click through to Foreign Policy's site to see a screencap of the interruption.)

Other anti-government messages appeared as well; Wenzhou TVs were, apparently, hacked by activists in the manner characteristic of villains in superhero stories. An organization called the Anti-Communist Party Hackers Group has taken credit for the stunt—mentions of which have already been scrubbed from Chinese social media and news sites.