Tuesday, October 24, 2006

China wants the Real Name of the Bloggers

Now China is trying to come up with a law that says you will have to blog with your real name only. Times of India says:

The Internet Society of China has recommended to the government that bloggers be required to use their real names when they register blogs, state media said on Monday, in the latest attempt to regulate free-wheeling Web content.

The society, which is affiliated with the ministry of information industry, said no decision had been made but that a "real name system" was inevitable.

"A real name system will be an unavoidable choice if China wants to standardise and develop its blog industry"" the official Xinhua news agency quoted the Internet Society's secretary general Huang Chengqing as saying.

"We suggest, in a recent report submitted to the ministry, that a real name system be implemented in China's blog industry," Huang said. China has already imposed some controls on Internet chatter about politically sensitive subjects.


Anonymous vijay said...

1984 man! 1984!

10/24/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Vijay, I read the book a long time back, have to pick it up again someday.

10/24/2006 4:39 PM  

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