China: we have internet successfully ‘wiped’




The Chinese government declares internet in the country to have cleared up rumors, negativity and unruliness successful. In a campaign that began this summer microblogs are removed and people who spread arrested rumors.

The Chinese government has declared victory regarding the cleaning of Internet and specifically to clear up rumors, negativity and intractability online, so writes the Associated Press. According to some, the government makes it still so difficult to criticize the Communist Party criticism.

In summer, the cleanup began. These people were arrested for spreading rumors and new penalties were imposed on bloggers who put defamatory information. The topbloggers of the country were also asked to guard the ‘national interests’ and to promote. ‘Social order’ At the same time increased the public authorities of their presence on the web.

Research by an organization that opinions mapping on the Internet, it appears that the number of blogs of 100 followed by the organization of opinion leaders has declined by a quarter and were taken over by the government posts of blogs. Critics say the action limits the freedom of expression of the people and creates more self-censorship.

Some argue that the move could possibly have, including the government itself, because the outlet valve of the people, this is effectively shut put negative consequences. “If there is no channel for the public to express themselves, they might take to the streets”, says historian and political analyst Zhang Lifan, whose Internet accounts have recently been removed without warning.

The emergence of the Internet in China has always ensured that its use is restricted. The latest challenge is social media, which opinions and information can be rapidly. Shared China’s micro blogdiensten have since June more than 330 million users and WeChat, im a service to share information with a group of users over 300 million users.

Despite the “victory” this will not be the end of the rules for social media in China. In a future vision for the next five to ten years, the Chinese government that the country ‘borders’ must go and that ‘positive leadership’ should be for opinions online. Standards also need to be made about the use of internetcommuncatie.


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