China’s military has launched a new website, encouraging the public to report leaks and fake news. The Website also invites to report illegal online activities by military personnel. Chinese Military Launches a New Website to Report Fake News.
The step taken by China’s military is to stop the spreading of “harmful information”.Beijing is increasing the measures to secure the internet and maintain strict censorship.
Chinese Military Launches a New Website to Report Fake News
China’s official military had made the announcement of the website on Sunday, which is supposed to maintain a “clear internet space” surrounding the military.
The website said.
Citizens are encouraged to use the platform to report online content that attacks the military’s absolute leadership and distorts the history of the military and the Communist Party, Cases of military personnel illegally opening online social accounts and publishing unauthorized information should also be reported.
Xi Jinping, China’s President has made “cyber sovereignty” a top priority in his sweeping campaign in order to support and maintain security. The President has also reasserted the role of ruling Communist Party in limiting and guiding online discussion.
The website has been launched just after the historical speech of the President, in which he said:
strengthening “guidance, influence, and credibility of the media” and building “a system for integrated internet management to ensure a clean cyberspace,” a part of which could be the newly-introduced platform.“We will distinguish between matters of political principle, issues of understanding and thinking, and academic viewpoints, but we must oppose and resist various erroneous views with a clear stand,”
China is taking the issue of yellow journalism and fake news seriously and started taking major steps to stop the spreading of fake news and wrong information. Recently China’s government Orders Social Media Companies to Punish Employees. Chinese authorities has tighten the web policy in the latest move. It has ordered that online platforms should punish their employees who post illegal content.