China Shuts Down 13000 Websites in 3 Years for Violating Country’s Internet Rules

China Shuts Down 13000 Websites in 3 Years for Violating Country’s Internet Rules. In last few years we have come across various news regarding the internet safety or web freedom in China. The Government of China is consistently trying to monitor the privacy of its citizens by introducing safe regulatory laws or polices for it. And the reason is “China is primarily more concerned about its public private data and doesnt want to rely on other country’s servers for it.”

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In this move, China has shut down more than 13, 000 websites in the country who had violated Chinese Government internet rules.

China Shuts Down 13000 Websites in 3 Years for Violating Country’s Internet Rules

Not only this, few days back, China has also jailed a VPN (Virtual Private Network) owner for 5 years who was offering VPN services to the e-Commerce giant Alibaba in the country.

Interestingly, this has not hurdled the growth of internet subscribers in China. By the end of July 2017, China has 751 million internet users in the country; which is of course a huge number.

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Additionally, China has developed its own platforms which the Chinese Government monitor itself. This is indeed a great approach as in “The next big resource in the world is not Oil rather it is Data”. Hence China is in efforts to monitor and control its citizens personal data in its own servers. This move is criticized by the West but it does really make sense to me.

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