Guangdong government orders educational institutions’ BBS to register legal names of student users – Interfax

From Interfax:

The Guangdong Province Department of Education has ordered all university online bulletin boards (BBS) to register the legal names of all students users in Guangdong Province, according to an official statement from the Department of Education of Guangdong Province.

Students in Guangdong will have to provide their real name and personal information when they access BBS via the universtity network, which is expected to prevent the publishing and spread of any “wrong opinions” and “harmful information” on the school network. Meanwhile, the government will make use of technologies, laws and regulations to further tighten control over these networks. A database will be launched to record usage information of all addresses in the universities networks…

In addition to registration of legal names, the government plans to build up a special website within two years as a new platform to provide ideological and political education for university students.

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