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