Chinese people have to give real name in chat apps – update




The Chinese government requires users chat programs like WeChat immediately to register. Their real name They can still use nicknames in communication with others, but anonymous record is no longer possible.

China Chinese flag According to the Chinese publication China Daily, the measure is designed to “clean up” the internet and counter rumors. The measures are taking users from popular chat apps like WeChat, QQ and Laiwang.

Not only do users have to register their real name since Thursday, there will also be tougher restrictions on public profiles. These profiles can be used by companies and organizations to communicate with customers and supporters.

Who wants to use a public profile must promise to adhere to the law and to respect the interests from China. They also have to promise to post. Immoral content In addition, it is forbidden to send a public profile, except for news, some websites and a number of other organizations ‘journalistic license’ out. ‘Political news’

Earlier grabbed the Chinese government already social media such as Twitter-alternative to Weibo. People were arrested for spreading rumors, what it would have ensured that the number of posts on Weibo down sharply. End of 2012 obliged all China users to register with their ISP. their real name

Update, 15:54: Meanwhile, the Chinese authorities have arrested a man for “spreading panic” on WeChat, reports Reuters. The man had sent reports that three men who were carrying explosives had been shot. According to the police that was not true.

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