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China outlaws anonymous online video sharing to curb government critiques

22
Jan
2014

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, film and Television (SARFT) on Monday announced that Internet users who want to post videos on any of the available online video sharing sites in the region will have to register their real names before being able to do so, Reuters reports. According to the publication, there are more than 428 million users in China that access online video sites. So far, Youku Tudou and Renren, which operate such popular sites, have not commented on the new policy. With this new law, SARFT wants to “prevent vulgar content, base art forms, exaggerated violence and sexual content in Internet video having a negative effect on society,” although the new law will also prevent anonymous

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