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Impact Of New CAC Rules: The Cyberspace Administration of China Releases New Rules; Forcing Online Media Platforms To Hire Party-approved Editorial Staff Only

China tightens Internet Control further. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)has released fresh set of rules that suggest; the staff at all the on-line media platformsshould only comprise of party-approved employees. The fresh move seems to have purpose i.e. the government wants complete control on the country’s internet services. So what’s the Impact of New CAC Rules?

Yes that’s absolutely right. The new set of rules and instructions would mean adding more limitations on on-line platforms whether what news they can create and distribute. However, the biggest restriction the platforms face now is that each and every member of the editorial staff must be the one; approved by either the national government internet office or by a similar local office.

The fresh Cyberspace Administration of China Rules are there on the CAC’s website for viewing; while the same would be going into effect from next month (June 1st). According to Reuters, once the rules are in effect; hiring only party-sanctioned staff would become a ‘MUST’ for every platform.

Let’s define it further whether how China tightens Internet Control further and what it actually means by Impact Of New CAC Rules.

In the presence of these new rules, no website, blog, search engine, forum, instant messaging app or likewise news-distributing platforms would be allowed staff other than party-approved. Besides, getting proper training and credentials from the central government would be essential for each worker.

The media rules in question have been released on the direct instructions of Xi Jinping, the President of China; bounding the entire Internet providers of the country to abide by as well.D

President Xi Jinping clearly wants to expand the party’s control of the internet; flowing out to the China’s citizens. Party’s last year’s efforts already showed some “restrictive” and bit harsh cyber-security laws that included declaring the VPNs “illegal” etc.

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