Cyber Hunters in China in for Crash Landing

From the Straits Times , via

The cyber hunters who roam ’s online space could soon become the hunted themselves. The Chinese legislature is deliberating a new to curb the excesses of a growing trend here — the awkwardly-named “human flesh search engine”.

The first case of cyber in China is believed to be in 2001, when a netizen posted a of a girl online, claiming that she was his girlfriend. Other netizens found out that the beauty was giant Microsoft’s model Chen Ziyao and exposed the lie.

The wants to crack down on those Internet users who hunt down individuals online and expose details of their personal lives. The draft law says the cyber hunters and the website service providers will be held responsible if they violate the privacy of others. And if victims ask for their personal information to be deleted, the online portals must comply.

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