China to control malignant online comments, reposts
Updated: 2016-06-22 17:33
BEIJING - China will launch a campaign against online comments and reposts that feature illegal or malignant content, according to an official statement released on Wednesday.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) held a televised conference attended by heads of commercial websites to put forward plans for the campaign.
The campaign will focus on three aspects: cleaning up illegal or malignant information that violates bottom lines, boosting law enforcement and supervision, and public education to create positive, healthy cyberculture.
Comments and reposts that violate basic principles of the Constitution; jeopardize state security, honor and interests; incite ethnic hatred; or spread rumors, pornography or slander, among other violations, will be key targets of the campaign, according to the statement.
Ren Xianliang, deputy head of the CAC, urged online media not to blindly pursue website traffic, rather, to fulfill their social responsibilities.
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