Brief: WeChat, Weibo, and Baidu caught in Chinese government cybersecurity probehasnan August 11, 2017 0 Baidu , Brief , censorship , China , Facebook , Internet , News , Policy , regulation , sina , Social Media , Tencent , tieba , WeChat , Weibo , WhatsApp
The news (extracted from Reuters):
- China’s Cyberspace Administration says it is investigating Tencent’s messaging app WeChat, microblogging site Weibo, and Baidu’s Tieba forum over suspected violations of the country’s strict cybersecurity laws.
- The regulator says the tech companies are failing to comply with laws that ban content which is violent, obscene, or deemed offensive to the ruling Communist Party.
- “Users [of the accused services] are spreading violence, terror, false rumors, pornography, and other hazards to national security, public safety, [and] social order,” the regulator said on its website.
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source : techinasia