China holds exercise to shut down "harmul" websites

China held recently closed down websites considered harmful and for internet data centers to provide them with contact information of the owners of those websites. They also recently cracked down on VPNs, see my prior blog entry of August 4. Observers believe these moves are meant to decrease or stop dissent online before the 19th Party Congress, an important political meeting that happens every five years, meets later this year. Read more ab out it here


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