A while back I put together various lists of keywords that have been found to be censored in some way in China. I noticed that they’ve been floating around the Net so here’s a post explaining where each of the lists came from.
- badwords.txt – This is a list that was found on 163.com, a popular Chinese portal. It is unclear to me what the exact purpose of the list is.
Date: November 6, 2008
- banword.txt – This is a list that I found on TOM Online’s Skype servers. This is is not the list used in Tom-Skype (the actual Skype client), but appears to be part of another product, possibly “web chat” software of some kind.
Date: September 17, 2008
- keyword.txt – This is a keyword list from a blog provider in China.
Date: March 18, 2005
Source: Blog Provider in China
- condopper.txt – This is the list of keywords found to be censored at the “gateway” level by the Concept Doppler project.
Date: June 18, 2008
- qqdll.txt – This is the list of keywords found in QQ (Program Files\Tencent\QQGame\COMToolKit.dll) a popular Chinese instant messaging program.
Date: July 31, 2004