China Orders Social Media Companies to Punish Employees. In the latest move Chinese authorities has tighten the web policy. It has ordered that online platforms should punish their staff who post illegal content.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a Monday statement:
Service providers must “establish a sound information security management system”
They have also said that some people uses the new applications and technology improperly. They post illegal information and also commit crimes. On the same day, in another regulation the CAC called for tighter oversight of website workers.
China Orders Social Media Companies to Punish Employees
It has been also revealed that the staff of new websites who are not trained properly and they post some content, it is also improper or illegal. Administrators should track people who violate rules and should blacklist them. While the website should also punish them.
Websites are responsible for “ensuring the legality of any information” posted on their platforms.“Great Firewall” is a censorship system through which China tightly controls the Internet and monitor social media networks for sensitive content.
CAC had held a meeting in July with the representatives from domestic tech giants Baidu, Sohu, Tencent and Netease among others to inform them about content violations on their platforms.
Misinterpreting policy directives, disseminating false information, distorting Chinese Communist Party history, plagiarising photos and challenging public order are included in the offences.
Chinese authorities have issued new rules concerning online video content to eliminate programmes deemed offensive and closed dozens of celebrity gossip blogs in recent moves.