Chinese crackdown on social media "news" reports.

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Chinese crackdown on social media "news" reports.

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:00 pm

The Chinese government is to forbid the reporting of news taken from social media. Is this a good thing or a bad thing ?
China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours.

In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social media sites without approval.

“It is forbidden to use hearsay to create news or use conjecture and imagination to distort the facts,” it said.

“All levels of the cyberspace administration must earnestly fulfil their management responsibility for internet content, strengthen supervision and investigation, severely probe and handle fake and unfactual news,” the regulator added...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... cial-media
Good or bad news ? On the one hand, this is an announcement of the tightening of media control by the Chinese government, so BAYD :evil: , on the other hand it is also quite true that loads of rubbish taken from FB pages are reprinted in the guise of information, so :thumb:
Meanwhile in Cambodia, certain fb pages are 100% correct information, while others are just 100% lies, depending on your POV.
Fb in Cambodia is also useful for issuing decrees and revoking them, and can be used for making announcements about such varied subjects as the end of illegal logging, the evils of prostitution and the independence of Cambodian justice. In the (near)future, I think the 100% truthful pages will be allowed to continue, and the false ones that tell lies to the Cambodian people will all be stopped. :popcorn:
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Re: Chinese crackdown on social media "news" reports.

Post by Luigi » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:18 pm

Anchor Moy wrote
Cambodian justice. In the (near)future, I think the 100% truthful pages will be allowed to continue, and the false ones that tell lies to the Cambodian people will all be stopped. :popcorn:

And who will be making that distinction? Or did I just fall victim to sarcasm?
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Re: Chinese crackdown on social media "news" reports.

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:47 pm

Luigi wrote:Anchor Moy wrote
Cambodian justice. In the (near)future, I think the 100% truthful pages will be allowed to continue, and the false ones that tell lies to the Cambodian people will all be stopped. :popcorn:

And who will be making that distinction? Or did I just fall victim to sarcasm?
:popcorn:
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Re: Chinese crackdown on social media "news" reports.

Post by Luigi » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:28 pm

It's beneficent to know when you do not know. :plus1:
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