While the West is unlikely to adopt China’s internet regulation model wholesale – there may be some tools that can be adapted. Photo: AFP

How the West may turn to China for some unlikely tips on internet regulation

  • China’s alternative internet provides its 800 million users with domestic equivalents of most global sites
  • In March, a database of about 364 million Chinese social media profiles was leaked online
Topic |   Censorship in China

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While the West is unlikely to adopt China’s internet regulation model wholesale – there may be some tools that can be adapted. Photo: AFP
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The global trend towards regulating online content has provoked fears of censorship and restrictions on free speech and civil liberties. Photo: EPA

Western governments enter uncharted territory as they grapple with problem of harmful content on social media

  • Governments around the world, including the UK and Singapore, have moved to take a more active role in deciding what constitutes acceptable content
Topic |   Censorship

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The global trend towards regulating online content has provoked fears of censorship and restrictions on free speech and civil liberties. Photo: EPA
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