Quantcast
Chinese government to outlaw Internet anonymity - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Chinese government to outlaw Internet anonymity


9:20 AM on 01.16.2009
Chinese government to outlaw Internet anonymity photo



China loves repression like the English love football riots, and today's Communist smackdown comes courtesy of a new law requiring all online gamers to register with their real names online. No more hiding behind a screen name in China. From now on, everybody knows who everybody is, or at least the government knows who everybody is, and that's the main thing.

Zhang Yijun, director of the General Administration of Press and Publication's Technology and Digital Publication Department is cited as the source of this new rule. He also has a ridiculously extravagant job title. 

According to a report in People's Daily Online, this follows the suspense of operations of four online gaming companies who "did not have the mandatory anti-addiction system," whatever that means. Either way, Chinese gamers now have a little bit more bollocks to contend with, so hooray for that.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






China

3:00 PM on 01.12.2014
Tips for China to catch up on 14 years of console gaming

[Dtoid community blogger UsurpMyProse catches China up on what they've been missing. Turns out, it's not much! Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Hey there, China! Have yo...more



1:45 PM on 01.07.2014
China temporarily lifts ban on game console sales

Reuters is reporting that China has temporarily lifted the ban on sale of foreign game consoles. The 14 year ban now allows "foreign-invested enterprises" to make consoles within Shanghai's free trade zone and sell them in Ch...more



1:00 PM on 12.28.2013
China bans Battlefield 4

I remember browsing the Origin store a few days ago to see if EA was going to at least try and compete with Steam's Holiday Sale when I came across the Battlefield 4: China Rising expansion in the 'New Releases' sec...more



View all China






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more