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China forces every Internet user to register

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/29/2012 @ 12:40 am In World | No Comments

(London Daily Mail) The Chinese government launched a new assault on free speech online today by requiring all internet users to register their real names.

The new rule comes in the wake of the runaway success of Weibo, a micro-blogging service similar to Twitter which has exposed corruption and other abuses of official power.

The country’s rubber-stamp legislature approved the controversial measures at the closing meeting of a five-day session.

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