China government to impose stricter internet regulations

BAIJING (MEDIA)

Information-Technology-and-Communication-ICTChina has unveiled tighter internet controls, legalising the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to control “illegal” information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment, according to Reuters. The new regulations, announced by the official Xinhua news agency, also require internet users to register with their real names when signing up with network providers. The government says tighter monitoring of the internet is needed to prevent people making malicious and anonymous accusations online, disseminating pornography and spreading panic with unfounded rumours, the article said.

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