torsdag 16. desember 2021

The Communist Party thinks China's prolific censors are not censoring enough

Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, has long been a prime target for stringent online censorship thanks to its broad audience base and ability to help influence public opinion. But in the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party, it is not censoring enough — and needs to pay a price, literally. On Tuesday, Weibo was fined $470,000 for repeatedly disseminating "illegal information" in violation of the country's laws and regulations, including its cybersecurity law and a law on the protection of minors.