As U.S. Confronts Internet's Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated
Posted in: Government & Policy at 17/10/2017 21:02
In the United States, some of the world’s most powerful technology companies face rising pressure to do more to fight false information and stop foreign infiltration.
China, however, has watchdogs like Zhao Jinxu.
From his small town on the windswept grasslands of the Inner Mongolia region of China, Mr. Zhao, 27, scours the internet for fake news, pornography and calls to violence. He is one of a battalion of online “supervisors” whom Weibo, one of China’s biggest social media platforms, announced last month it would hire to help enforce China’s stringent limits on online content.