Being an anon in China just got a little bit harder with the news that the Chinese government has demanded that all Internet platforms verify the identities of its users before allowing them to do anything, shamelessly copying South Korea in the process – though without the excuse of having let a coven of witches run their entire state.
This “requirement” comes from new regulations published by the Cyberspace Administration of China, with this act giving internet platforms better strength in overseeing all information that is posted online, allowing them to delete “illegal content” whilst contacting the authorities as necessary.
China has already become well-known for aggressively blocking sites it disapproves of as well as even censoring subversive communication in real-time, and this new regulation follows a new cyber-security law in June that bans yet further categories of online thought crime – even going so far as banning the use of VPNs to better police such radicals.
What those on the internet have to say about the matter:
“If the novel ‘1984’ had a backdrop… this would be it.”
“Really, is there anything fun left in China? What a depressing place it is becoming..”
“Yeah, China makes big claims but enforces little… too much incompetence in the ranks. That’s what happens when you give someone a job because they are your inbred cousin.”
“Facebook also demands you to reveal your true identity when registering, so it is not an uncommon concept, so why cant china demand that of any other social media.”
“Bully boys, dressed up as geriatric old men, run this country. Sad. Very sad.”
This new guideline will come into effect on October 1st, though whether or not it will actually be enforced is another matter.