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posted by janrinok on Saturday February 28 2015, @03:47AM   Printer-friendly
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Starting March 1, China will ban internet accounts that impersonate people or organizations, and enforce the requirement that people use real names when registering accounts online, its internet watchdog, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), said on Wednesday.

The new regulations are part of efforts to impose real-name registration requirements on internet users and halt the spread of rumors online, the CAC said. Internet companies will have the responsibility to enforce the rules.

On Tuesday, the CAC accused NetEase Inc, a U.S.-listed Chinese web portal, of spreading rumors and pornography. And last month, 133 WeChat accounts were shut down for "distorting history", state media reported.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by NotSanguine on Saturday February 28 2015, @06:42AM

    by NotSanguine (285) <{NotSanguine} {at} {SoylentNews.Org}> on Saturday February 28 2015, @06:42AM (#150960) Homepage Journal

    And yet you logged in to post. There's only one reason to be logged in. You want to gain reputation from your posts, because you're a karma whore.

    Actually, logging in has quite a few other benefits, friend. Like modding you down for trolling. Which I won't do, as your inept attempts at same should be seen by as many folks as possible, if only to prove the adage "'tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

    Doubt has been removed. Good. I hate doubt.

    No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. --Niels Bohr
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  • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Saturday February 28 2015, @07:14AM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <> on Saturday February 28 2015, @07:14AM (#150967) Homepage

    Logging in over TOR and using a throw-away email could still be more anonymous then ACing depending.

    (Score:1^½, Radical)