Thursday, February 5, 2015

China implements "one user, one account" rule, bans "double lives" and "anti-socialist" content


Now the Wall Street Journal, with an article by Josh Chin, talks in even more detail about how China is cracking down on Internet users. 
  
There is a “one user, one account” policy and a rule that everyone must use a legal name.  Furthermore, users have to follow ambiguous rules about distributing content that his harmful to communist or socialist society. (Reminds me of the "one child" policy.  No double lives!
   
The policy makes no bones about the fact that speakers are held responsible for what impressionable users are inclined to do. 
  
Furthermore, the government is tightening up on the use of western firmware. It’s hard to see how companies – especially media companies – can be enthusiastic about business in China. 

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