China has some of the world’s tightest controls over web content, protected by what is called ‘The Great Firewall’ 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO:REUTERS BEIJING: Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb “harmful content” more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ensure that all media “serves the direction of socialism”. The continuing crackdown targets not only explicit depictions of sex and violence, but even rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes, celebrity gossip and tattoos. Sina Weibo has failed to comply, Beijing’s Cyberspace Administration said Saturday on its official WeChat social media account, berating the site for letting users post “content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste and ethnic discrimination”. China denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan The company “has violated the country’s laws and regulations, led online public opinions to wrong direction and left a very bad influence,” it said. In another case announced Friday, China’s securities watchdog announced it had punished a blogger on WeChat with a 200,000 yuan ($31,000) fine for posting market-moving “misinformation” about meetings between corporations and regulators. China has some of the world’s tightest… Read full this story
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