The Chinese government doesn’t seem to like social media websites much, understandably. This is why it is contemplating banning news websites from using stories aggregated from social media websites.
What exactly seems to be the problem?
This is to stop dissemination of fake news and the spreading of rumours. According to the official statement by the Cyberspace Administration of China, “It is forbidden to use hearsay to create news or use conjecture and imagination to distort the facts.”
The regulator further says, “All levels of the cyberspace administration must earnestly fulfil their management responsibility for Internet content, strengthen supervision and investigation, severely probe and handle fake and un-factual news.”
A warning has been issued that online media cannot report any news taken from social media websites without approval.
The Chinese people have regularly experienced blocking of Google and Facebook.