Control of the internet has tightened under President Xi Jinping as the Communist Party seeks to clamp down on dissent in the booming social media landscape. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s cyber watchdog demands user data from internet firms in latest crackdown on dissent

  • Any platform that could be used to ‘socially mobilise’ or lead to ‘major changes in public opinion’ will be required to submit assessment reports
  • Regulator will also conduct on-site inspections and companies must show they are logging detailed information on users
Topic |   Censorship in China

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Control of the internet has tightened under President Xi Jinping as the Communist Party seeks to clamp down on dissent in the booming social media landscape. Photo: Bloomberg
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