SCMP: Beijing updates internet regulation to include a wide swathe of services, fake news and fraud
Fri January, 2021, Age: 3 years
On Friday, The Cyberspace Administration of China published a draft of an updated version to the 20 year old ‘Regulation on Internet Information Service’. The Cyberspace Administration announced that it is seeking public feedback on the revisions. The provisional document is far more comprehensive than the original regulations governing internet usage and has added new clauses that clamp down on forms of fraud common on China’s internet platforms today, including identity theft and ‘fake news’. You Yunting, senior partner at Shanghai Debund Law Offices, noted that the new regulations were still largely ideological and would thus be difficult to both implement and adhere to.