From the South China Morning Post, Oct. 16, 2019: “China has included censorship of content as part of sweeping new regulations targeting online travel agencies and platforms as the ruling Communist Party moves to extend its grip on cyberspace beyond social media platforms. The 42 specific regulations, drafted by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, include rules mandating that online travel providers are responsible for regulating content customers upload onto their platforms, including text, pictures, audio and videos.”
“Censorship of content should be done before it is published online to “guarantee information security”, the draft regulations say. Platform operators also have to take necessary measures to prevent information from spreading if its publication contravenes laws and rules. At the same time, platforms need to keep records of who tried to post such information, report them to the authorities, and cooperate with authorities on any follow up investigation.”
The draft regulations were published on October 10, and public opinion on the proposals are being sought until November 10. To read the complete article, click here.