People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP
People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP

China’s Big Tech platforms face more responsibility in ‘cyberspace civilisation’ push that seeks more online control

  • New cyberspace guidelines will fall heaviest on internet platform operators like Tencent and ByteDance, experts say, raising compliance pressures
  • The directive is expected to lead to more propaganda and crackdown campaigns ahead of next year’s 20th party congress and the 2022 Winter Olympics in February

Topic |   Censorship in China
People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP
People use their smartphones as they walk through Ditan Park in Beijing on February 9. China’s new guidelines for building a “cyberspace civilisation” are just the latest move from the Chinese government seeking to exert more control over online narratives. Photo: AP
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