China’s new internet rules state that content should be mainly positive, uplifting and devoid of rumours. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s new internet rules state that content should be mainly positive, uplifting and devoid of rumours. Photo: Shutterstock

China tightens controls on internet to try to remove ‘weeds’ and keep things positive online

  • New rules took effect on Sunday putting responsibility on websites, service providers, producers and users
  • Content ‘harming national interests’, ‘spreading rumours’, ‘sexual innuendo’ or ‘inappropriate commentary on natural disasters’ is deemed unacceptable

China’s new internet rules state that content should be mainly positive, uplifting and devoid of rumours. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s new internet rules state that content should be mainly positive, uplifting and devoid of rumours. Photo: Shutterstock
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