China launches program to combat the rumors on the Internet




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Six Chinese Internet companies have submitted an online platform to dispel rumors and false information circulated on the Internet. According to the news agency of China Daily, a new website has been collecting and comparing information from the microblogging service, news portals and search engine Baidu to expose internet scams.

The project participants of Qianlong, Sogou, Sohu, Netease, Baidu and Sina Weibo. Platform is created on behalf of non-profit social organizations Beijing Internet Information Office (BIIO) and Beijing Internet Association.

Use of the Internet facilitated the development of not only the freedom of speech, but also the spread of rumors and misinformation, says chief information officer BIIO Chen Hua.

The platform is an attempt to Beijing’s Web sites to eradicate online rumors and teach Internet users to distinguish truth from falsehood.

The first stage of the development of the new platform. Collected about 100,000 messages that contain false information and linked to online fraud. System detected about 30 such sites.

Work on the second phase of the project will take a year. The companies plan to attract additional tools to fight against false information from users of the Internet.

This is not the first attempt to establish control over China’s regional Internet resources. In June, engaged in monitoring websites that are blocked by the Chinese authorities, the government has fixed experimenting with new methods of censorship, in particular on the SERPs.

Recall that recently the media disclosed the secret program of total Internet surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies.
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