China May Make Bloggers Give ID – BBC

From BBC:

China is considering forcing internet users to provide their real names and ID card numbers when opening a blog.

Advocates of the idea argue that blog anonymity has encouraged widespread libel and slander.

Opponents say blogging is flourishing for the very reason that people are free to express themselves.

China has one of the most repressive internet regimes in the world, censoring content and imprisoning some people for what they put on the web.[Full Text]

November 30, 2006 4:13 PM
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