China: Micro-blog real name registration extended to Guangzhou and Shenzhen

The regulation of real name registration for micro-blogging platform has extended from Beijing to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. According to local report [zh], the real name registration requirement is started today (December 22). 7 major micro-blogging platforms, including Tencents, Jinyang, Dayoo, Shenzhen News Web, OE, DIgu and Fanfou have to authenticate new users’ identity before granting them authority to create post.

New users have to provide their identity card numbers to the micro-blogging platforms and the companies would cross-check the details with government authority for identity authentication. The users can still use pseudo name for their account.

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  • […] the authenticity of users’ identity.” As our colleague Oiwan Lam reports, other cities have begun to follow suit. But even as it seeks to limit dissent on Weibo the Chinese government also sees micro-blogging as […]

  • […] the authenticity of users’ identity.” As our colleague Oiwan Lam reports, other cities have begun to follow suit. But even as it seeks to limit dissent on Weibo the Chinese government also sees micro-blogging as […]

  • […] the authenticity of users’ identity.” As our colleague Oiwan Lam reports, other cities have begun to follow suit. But even as it seeks to limit dissent on Weibo the Chinese government also sees micro-blogging as […]

  • […] 网络审查:上周在中国,北京市政府出台了一项新规定,要求微博(micro-blogging)用户以真实姓名注册账号,而微博网站则需确保用户的身份属实。据香港同仁林蔼云报道,中国其他城市也将效仿北京的做法。虽然一方面中国政府设法压制微博上的不同声音,另一方面也利用微博灌输正统思想。据《南华早报》报道,作为中国最大的微博平台,新浪微博吸引了近两万个来自政府机构的注册用户。政府机构不仅利用微博与大众交流,也试图为“负面新闻翻案”。最近新浪网和人民网(中国官方媒体《人民日报》的在线平台)共同发布了第一份《新浪微博政务报告》,报告称中国最火的政府微博为“平安北京”,坐拥210万粉丝,由北京市公安局发布。 […]

  • […] the authenticity of users’ identity.” As our colleague Oiwan Lam reports, other cities have begun to follow suit. But even as it seeks to limit dissent on Weibo the Chinese government also sees micro-blogging as […]

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