Media rights group slams China’s Internet policing

From channelnewsasia.com: “A Paris-based media rights group has slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet and accused a US-based Internet management company of colluding with the government to stifle activism on the web.

Reporters Without Borders said that since new regulations on Internet chatrooms were issued on February 23, many news groups had been shut down and the of online messages stepped up.

The media watchdog group also questioned a move by the US-based domain name management group VeriSign to assign China a DNS (domain name server), a move the group said would give Chinese Internet police the ability to render unwanted web addresses inaccessible.”

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