» 07/04/2016, 14.20
China launches crackdown against spreading of fake news from social media
The Chinese government already exercises widespread controls over the internet and has sought to codify that policy in law. Officials say internet restrictions, including the blocking of popular foreign sites like Google and Facebook, are needed to ensure security in the face of rising threats, such as terrorism, and stop the spread of damaging rumors.
19/08/2016 15:35:00 CHINA
Internet crackdown: Beijing to censor online streaming
The government fears live streaming and wants full control over providers. However, the huge number of users and the huge amount of content make the task hard to accomplish.
Beijing to monitor public Internet users
The police orders a device be installed that identifies the user and stores the sites visited. But the cost is high and traders protest. China fears the rapid spread of information over the web and aim for complete control.
Local, overseas media to face fines for "untrue" news, says government
Leaking news about social emergencies will be punishable by fines of between 5,000 to 10,000 euros. The clampdown on blogs and internet sites is also increasing. AsiaNews is one of the blocked sites.
16/01/2010 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Beijing dampens Google controversy and censors news on line
For the Chinese government, the clash with the Mountain View giant will not affect trade relations with the United States. Washington announces a formal protest and demands explanations about hacking attacks. China censors the controversy and authorizes only state media reports.
Beijing, internet users photographed and profiled
A measure requires internet cafes in the capital to register their users. Government sources say that the intention is to prevent access to the web by minors, but in reality it seems to be a measure to monitor users and the sites they visit. Hopes for greater "post-Olympic" freedom disappointed.
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