China Bans Online Media From Publishing Unverified Content

Posted: Jul 4 2016, 2:00am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 
China Bans Online Media from Publishing Unverified Content
True or False? Four owlets are seen at Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Forestry Wildlife Rescue Center on June 22, 2016 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. A taxi driver saved the four owlets as he returned to his hometown after a rainstorm and then sent them to a wildlife rescue station. Credit: Getty Images

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Chinese internet regulators have banned online media from publishing unverified news reports and content from social media, the authorities said.

Every news item taken from social media must be verified before publishing.

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a notice late Sunday stating that news websites must accredit sources, and were banned from fabricating stories or distorting facts, Xinhua news agency reported.

The CAC punished some major websites which fabricated stories this year, including sina.com, ifeng.com, 163.com and the site run by one of the country's biggest internet companies, Tencent.

In February, a journalist from the Caijing Magazine wrote a story based on fabricated online content describing a village in northeast China where villagers do not respect the elderly and women are promiscuous. The story went viral.

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