Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

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http://techcrunch.com – Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register for services to use their real names (more information from Xinhua, China’s official news agency, is available here in English). While the Chinese government says the legislation will “safeguard” Internet users from defamation, fraud and identity theft, service providers and many netizens have complained that the proposed regulations are yet another move by the Chinese government (IT news)