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China creates new agency for patrolling the internet
June 9, 2011, 1:41 pm
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The Chinese government has created a new organization called the State Internet Information Office to increase internet oversight. It seems likely that the new agency will absorb an array of smaller organizations that claim some jurisdiction online; China’s State Council Information Office said it was transferring its staff of regulators over to the Internet Information Office.

The new organization’s duties include directing “online content management,” online gaming, a welter of media mediums, and major news websites. The agency has been granted the authority to investigate and issue penalties to violators.

Source: New York Times

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