China Considers Bill Requiring Use of Real Names Online

December 27, 2012

China appears to be gearing up for a crackdown on its domestic Internet after a series of online exposés of corruption has underscored the growing power of social media in the country. Senior members of China’s National People’s Congress began considering a bill that would require users to report their real names to Internet and telecom companies, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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