An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases  to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases  to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina
An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina

Databases set up to monitor ‘online extortion’ and paid removal of posts

The move comes as part of Beijing’s latest effort to tighten its control of the internet

An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases  to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases  to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina
An internet cafe in Shanghai. The government is setting up databases to monitor "online extortion", or the practice of adding or removing unfavourable content online for payment. Photo: Imaginechina
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