Entry 0133

Disaster: Students Quarantined in University As Epidemic Unfolds.

In short: It looks like a school in China has quarantined everyone due to an outbreak of cholera. So far this hasn’t hit the major news networks – despite the quarantine having gone on for over three days now.

Reports were getting out via blogs and social networks – such as lack of food, water, medical treatment, information going either direction – and, as of yesterday (I think), their net access and water were both suspended.

I’m not entirely sure just how real this situation is – As with all things, it could be a massive hoax – but if real, it’s chilling, and a damn fine example of how easy it is to manipulate and suppress information despite the speed at with it can be disseminated.