Chinese Government Scrubs Social Media, Takes Down 9,800 Accounts

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) had reportedly removed around 9,800 social media accounts for posting sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet.


China’s top cyber authority said last Monday that it deleted the said accounts for “spreading politically harmful information, maliciously falsifying (Chinese Communist) party history, slandering heroes and defaming the nation’s image.”


Social media giants including Tencent’s Wechat and Sina’s Weibo were given a warning by the government for allowing “uncivilized growth” and “all kinds of chaos” among independent media on their platforms.


Source: Reuters

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