fredag 30. juni 2017

'Sing the motherland': China tightens rules for online content

China laid out rules on Friday for online content from television dramas to cartoons and "micromovies", formalising and tightening the steps censors should take when vetting material under a tough crackdown across media and entertainment. At least three "auditors" will have to check all movies, dramas, documentaries and animations posted online to ensure they adhere to "core socialist values", the industry body the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) said. The rules, which build upon guidelines released in 2012, come as authorities are cracking down on online content such as literature, livestreaming, news and social media - a broad campaign aimed at controlling social discourse online.