Chinese Internet Censorship
Chinese tech chiefs, including Alibaba’s Jack Ma, pledge to support government censorship.
Chinese tech firms in the face of their top leaders together with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma urged to uphold the frames of censorship and realize some goals of the Chinese government.
Firm’s representatives met hold a meeting in Bejing during three days as Reuter reports. The meeting concluded report informing that all companies would safeguard the broadcasting of positive messages and stop spread of on-line rumours.
Participants are Sina Corp’s Charles Chao and Robin Li of Baidu.
The report stated companies would crack down on sexual pornography, web fraud and illegal spread of harmful information on the web.
For example microblogging service blocked this year information blogs about Arab spring uprisings.
One may find different opinions concerning this issues for example Maio Wei, minister of Industry and Information Technology marked these companies should increase surveillance of their users.
Chinese web censorship rules for a long time was a part of the on-line landscape. Such facts often cause more concentration then we presuppose specially for foreign- based companies.
Clearly, the firms involved in today’s announcement have no such qualms. Whether the results of this meeting will spell even stricter censorship and surveillance is a matter too veiled in propaganda for Western interpretation; however, China’s general trajectory where web services are concerned has been trending toward less rather than more freedom of information. We suppose that the resolutions adopted by Ma, Li, et al. will steady the nation’s already plotted course.