Chinese Web Censorship Takes Effect January 31

by admin January 4, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Chinese authorities announced that the broadcasting of Internet videos will be limited to sites ran by the government, so as to avoid any content promoting pornography, violence, revealing national secrets or promoting religious cults.

The new regulations will take effect starting January 31, when the only sites with broadcasting license will be government-run entities. The internet audio and video providers “must be resolute in the service of the socialist ideal and of the people. “

The censorship will affect over 160 million internet users across China, and not only that, but foreign sites will also be forced to comply with the new regulations, and among them are YouTube, MySpace or Yahoo.

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