Earlier this week, China’s broadcasting and Internet regulators issued a new rule to have Internet video providers pre-screen all programs before they can be watched online.
According to the joint statement by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the State Internet Information Office, the new rule is issued in response to the rapid growth of online video programs which contain vulgar content, including porn, violence and swearing.
China has very strict internet censorship – with the “Great Fire Wall”, the government manages to block out websites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and now if you use Google to search for sensitive Chinese words such as “protest” or “Tibet”, your Google will crash temporarily.
China also has very strict censorship for video contents. All media or internet companies need to have a certificate to be able to have video and audio material. Earlier last month, Hollywood blockbuster,
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