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Chinese companies take down 60,000 accounts with vulgar, sexual or inappropriate usernames and avatars

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2015 19:45 User comments (3)

Chinese companies take down 60,000 accounts with vulgar, sexual or inappropriate usernames and avatars Some of China's largest companies have already begun taking down accounts that do not conform to the new standards set forth by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).
Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Weibo have taken down 60,000 accounts that had inappropriate, vulgar or sexual usernames and avatars. Some were misleading and others were considered 'harmful.'

Weibo reportedly kicked 5500 accounts for promoting terrorism and Tencent deleted accounts that promoted gambling and firearms.

Most likely, some of the accounts were deleted because they did not have the user's real name attacked, a new rule from the Chinese government for all accounts.

Source:
Reuters

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3 user comments

128.2.2015 21:56

Cyberspace Administration of China recognize when you pull the weeds from the lawn the lawn will grow to replace the weeds.

Cyberspace Administration of China could collect comments critical of the government or government officials without any association with a specific user. This information could be used to shape future public policy.

Government officials would be under public scrutiny as they should be.


John Swanson

21.3.2015 3:13

China's strategy of censorship and regulation on the internet as a whole only create's a hidden problem. That activist who used to just post some random things on the internet is going to instead take to the street and gather people in person. Good job China.. keep suffocating your people until they overthrow you.

32.3.2015 19:04

Ahhh......the wonders of communism. Nothing like living in the MOST POPULATED country in the world where ALL DECISIONS are made by one person.

"Communism" is truly a GFY mentality to the people.

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