Free speech is good, but how can distinguash fake news and free speech, someone has to respone to their speech. China has so many people, since not everyone has been good educated, its easy been exploited, let’s say, if 0.00001% belive you for some reason, then that is 10,000 people, if they are going to gather for a purpose, how can government find people to keep the order. BTW, I also belive censorship is not good for us, but I belive our goverment has do the best for the most of Chinese people. I hope the free speech will come soon when one day every Chinese walk with a brain.
Another thing about THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA is that it gives every developer in China a chance to learn how to deploy a Shadowsocks or VPN server, I was no idea about encryption, networking security, proxy, PPTP, etc. After they blocked my VPS, I have to learn how to work around the WALL and get to know the working principle. THE GREAT WALL is growing and we are growing.