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Chinese Internet Users Forced to Reveal Real Names When Posting Online
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:15:47 PM »
Chinese Internet Users Forced to Reveal Real Names When Posting Online
28 August 2017, 9:19 am

Remaining anonymous while browsing the web in China is a concept that’s pretty much dead, as the country has just released new regulations that would require Internet users to reveal their real names when posting comments online.

Until now, users were forced to disclose their identity when connecting to a number of popular services like WeChat, Weibo, and use mobile phone numbers, but with this new set of rules, forums and smaller services would have to enforce the same requirement as well.

Quartz writes that according to the new regulations, websites and services would have to investigate any user who might be using a fake identity and store all the data for government inspection should it be required.

Users posting comments online are not allowed to oppose the principles of China’s constitution or damage the national honor and interests, the ne... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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