A Clean Cyberspace
A regulation on network information management goes into effect on March 1
  ·  2020-03-08  ·   Source: NO.11 MARCH 12, 2020

A regulation on network information management released by the Cyberspace Administration of China went into effect on March 1. The regulation is aimed at meeting people's demand for a better cyberenvironment and safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests.

The regulation prohibits content and service providers, users and platforms from engaging in cyberbullying and other illegal activities. The regulation signifies that China's capability of network governance in accordance with the law has reached a new level.

The regulation requires content providers on the Internet to avoid producing, copying or publishing gossip and scandals. The specific scope of illegal information is clarified. Producers are encouraged to release positive content. Platforms should improve their systems of user registration, account management, information review and rumor handling.

The regulation also clarifies the legal responsibilities of producers, platforms and users of the content and services on the Internet. Corresponding measures will be taken if they do not follow the regulation.

(This is an edited excerpt of an article originally published in on March 1)

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