China to censor social media comments before publication

The Chinese government is tightening its already vice-like grip on the internet.

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China’s authoritarian government will soon start checking all comments on social media beforethey are published.

The country already restricts and monitors the internet and media with a range of laws and technologies.

Many of the largest platforms in the world including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia are banned in China.

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According to China's new law, content platforms must review comments and report “illegal” information.

Most platforms that operate in the country already actively censor posts critical of the government, but comments sometimes escape scrutiny.

For more detail, read “China plans to have every single comment reviewed before it's published on social media” – Business Insider South Africa

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