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China blocks websites, Internet accounts in new cleanup campaign - Tech News

News Summed Up 2019-06-12 05:30:00

BEIJING: China launched a new campaign to clean up its Internet, state media said, amid a fresh wave of apparent censorship by Beijing blocking more foreign media websites and shutting down domestic accounts on social media. The campaign follows a recent series of shutdowns and blockages of certain websites and social media accounts. Social media accounts ranging from those publishing politically sensitive material to financial news have also been shut recently. In recent years, China has regularly campaigned to police its internet, shutting down websites, social media accounts and mobile apps. The term "self-media" is mostly used on Chinese social media to describe independent news accounts that produce original content but are not officially registered with the authorities.