Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names—Xinhua | Inquirer Technology

Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names—Xinhua

/ 01:31 PM December 16, 2011

BEIJING—Beijing city authorities have issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting, state media said Friday, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet.

The city government now requires users of weibos — the Chinese version of Twitter — to give their real names to website administrators, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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TOPICS: Censorship, China, Social Media
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