The Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-PresseThe Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-Presse
The Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China’s internet watchdog tightens online controls with new app to squash rumours

  • The app, called the United Rumour Debunking Platform, was set up by the Cyberspace Administration of China and state news agency Xinhua
  • It forms the basis of new mini-programs that will run within major Chinese consumer apps, including WeChat, Alipay and Baidu

Topic |   Apps
The Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-PresseThe Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-Presse
The Chinese internet watchdog’s new app and related mini programs will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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