Shut Down the Comments

China internet regulator to crack down on online comments
In a statement late on Tuesday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said the crackdown on comments sections was aimed at tackling "outstanding problems".

Deputy head of the administration, Ren Xianliang, was quoted as saying in a statement that they wanted to carry out a large-scale "cleanse" of the comments sections and make it easier for people to report illegal or harmful content.

"Proactively foster a healthy, positive Internet culture, and let cultured comment, rational posts and well-intentioned responses become the order of the day online," Ren said.

Online media must make sure their stories are not simply "click-bait" and that they fulfill their responsibilities to society and make sure they properly control online comments to "allow the internet to better benefit the people", Ren added.
Zuckerberg on refugee crisis: 'Hate speech has no place on Facebook'
“Hate speech has no place on Facebook and in our community,” he said. “Until recently in Germany I don’t think we were doing a good enough job, and I think we will continue needing to do a better and better job.”

Zuckerberg pointed to efforts including funding a team to work with police to combat hate speech on Facebook. He said that learning more about German law has led the company to expand its view of “protected groups” there, and “to now include hate speech against migrants as an important part of what we just now have no tolerance for.”

“There’s still work to do,” he said. “We want to do that, but I think we hear the message loud and clear and we’re committed to doing better.”
What is illegal and harmful content on China's Internet? Aside from porn and criminal activity, it is criticism of the ruling regime. What is anti-migrant hate speech? Criticism of the policy on migrants. Thanks to the market and social pressure, Angel Merkel has as much control over Mark Zuckerburg as Xi Jinping has over Ren Xianliang.

No comments:

Post a Comment