Commuters check their smartphones as they ride a subway in Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest draft proposal directs internet platform operators to ban re-registration of social media accounts that were previously closed for violating laws and regulations. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Commuters check their smartphones as they ride a subway in Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest draft proposal directs internet platform operators to ban re-registration of social media accounts that were previously closed for violating laws and regulations. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China updates rules on real-name registration online in crackdown on schemes to revive banned user accounts

  • The Cyberspace Administration of China has proposed updating regulations on how users of domestic online platforms identify themselves
  • This was designed to prevent owners of banned social media accounts from registering under a similar name on another platform

Topic |   China’s internet censorship
Commuters check their smartphones as they ride a subway in Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest draft proposal directs internet platform operators to ban re-registration of social media accounts that were previously closed for violating laws and regulations. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Commuters check their smartphones as they ride a subway in Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest draft proposal directs internet platform operators to ban re-registration of social media accounts that were previously closed for violating laws and regulations. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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