China start investigation into breaches of safety on social media

China start investigation into breaches of safety on social media

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The Chinese internetwaakhond examines the three biggest social networks of the country. On Weibo, WeChat, and Baidu Tieba would laws of cyber security will be breached.

According to the Chinese authority to use some people the platforms for spreading ‘rumors, obscenities and terreurgerelateerd material’.

Creating Weibo, WeChat, and Baidu infringement on the cyberveiligheidswetten of the country, the internetwaakhond. The social media would be the ‘national security in danger’. These services all have hundreds of millions active users.

Baidu has regret, confirmed and says it will work closely with the governments’ and in the sequel tougher to monitor what is happening on the platform is placed. Weibo and Tencent, the parent company of WeChat, have not responded.


China maintains strict control on what is happening on social media. Messages are in the country traceable via linked telephone numbers. Foreign services such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in China blocked, as well as search engines such as Google.

In addition, try the country also VPN services to connect, allowing users to blocked sites not yet on a detour.

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