Topic: Cyberspace Administration
Authorities in China have blocked Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia’s owner said on Wednesday.
Once users opt in, they will only have access to video content that is deemed appropriate for youngsters.
Microsoft Corp’s search engine Bing was blocked in China due to an accidental technical error rather than an attempt at censorship, according to people familiar with the matter, and the search engine is once again accessible in the country.
All websites, mobile phone apps, forums, instant messaging and live-streaming platforms will be vetted for vulgar and violent content, rumours and superstition during six-month campaign.
China’s cyberspace police have ordered Baidu Inc and Sohu.com Ltd to suspend a plethora of news services for a week, kicking off an online clean-up campaign with two of the country’s biggest Internet corporations.