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Friday, August 24, 2007

Yahoo, Microsoft Allegedly Sign Chinese "Self-Discipline Act"

Reporters Without Borders writes that China introduced a new “self-discipline pact” signed by 20 blog service providers in China. Two of these are and According to the article, bloggers are now “encouraged” to register blogs under their real names, putting an end to anonymous blogging. Reporters Without Borders speculates that having Yahoo and others store this registration information gives the Chinese government ways to track down creators of subversive content. “A new wave of censorship and repression seems imminent,” the article says.
[Via Xeni Jardin.]


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