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William Ide: UN Social Media Posts Removed in China After Backlash

The United Nations has removed two Lunar New Year posts on refugees and poverty from its social media site on China’s popular Weibo microblogging platform after the messages sparked strong backlash online. Continue reading

China Warns Officials to Stay on Message When Chatting Online

Man using a laptop at a Beijing office of Sina Weibo

Man using a laptop at a Beijing office of Sina Weibo, widely known as China’s version of Twitter, an early victim of President Xi Jinping’s ongoing campaign tighten online control, in April 2014 photo. AFP

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has published a warning to its officials using the popular chat app WeChat, banning them from making “off message” comments on social media. Continue reading

China Bans User-Made, ‘Unlicensed’ Video, Audio From Social Media


China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television holds political study meeting, Nov. 21, 2016. Public Domain.

China’s powerful media regulator has banned social media platforms like WeChat, and the Twitter-like Weibo services run by Sina and Tencent, from disseminating user-generated audio and video, in a move that appears to be aimed at stifling citizen reporting in a country where all news is controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

China Gives Police Powers to Monitor Social Media Friends, Chat Groups


From Oct. 1, Chinese police will be empowered to use information from a person’s social media contacts list, including friends circles on popular smartphone chat apps, as evidence in criminal investigations. Public Domain

He told RFA in an interview on Friday that he expects the new rules to be used to police speech, rather than to support investigations into criminal actions. Continue reading

How Israel is winning the social media war in China

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has captivated and polarised international opinion. While Israeli fighter jets were pulverising buildings with “precision weapons” Continue reading

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?

By Glenn Greenwald21 Aug 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

World Leaders At G8 Summit

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – MAY 26: (L-R) Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Union, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook Inc. and Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google Inc. arrive for the internet session of the G8 summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe – Pool/Getty Images) Continue reading

Everything you need to know about China’s social media users


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