China says terrorism, fake news impel greater global internet curbs

Posted in: Governance at 21/11/2016 00:23

China's ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet have found a second wind in old fears - terrorism and fake news.

Chinese officials and business leaders speaking at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen last week called for more rigid cyber governance, pointing to the ability of militants to organize online and the spread of false news items during the recent U.S. election as signs cyberspace had become dangerous and unwieldy.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUKKBN13F01K
http://in.reuters.com/article/china-internet-idINKBN13F05D

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