Great news: China to make Communist Party the ‘strongest voice in cyberspace’

Great news: China to make Communist Party the ‘strongest voice in cyberspace’
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[Ed. – They’ll have to go some to outpace Taylor Swift.  And fortunately, I’d rather have the strongest voice be Taylor Swift.]

China’s Internet regulator has vowed to make the views of the ruling Communist Party the “strongest voice in cyberspace”, state media said Thursday.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) made the promise in a statement following talks on “the governance of cyberspace with Chinese socialist characteristics”, the official Xinhua news agency said.

China has some of the tightest Internet controls in the world, deleting online content it deems to be sensitive and blocking Western websites and the services of Internet giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google with the so-called “Great Firewall of China”.

Last year, a report by American think tank Freedom House found that the country had the most restrictive Internet policies of 65 nations studied, ranking below Iran and Syria.

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