Stop rumors viaWeChat
is based on real life social networks, which means users of the instant message service generally follow private and public accounts trusted by them; therefore they also tend to more easily believe the rumors spread via the platform.
WeChat users need to raise their awareness about rumors, too, as many have the habit of forwarding information without checking its veracity, thus helping rumors to spread.
or micro blogs, as another social network platform, used to be filled with rumors too, until the implementation of a regulation thisMay halted the trend. Nowit isWeChat’s turn to be regulated to stop rumors from being spread.
We call on supervisors to strictly implement the new regulations and freeWeChat from the mess of rumors; ordinary users should also be more aware of the words they use online, and refrain from forwarding information without checking its truthfulness.
who fabricate rumors are to blame, but manyWeChat users help spread the rumors by forwarding them at will. To prevent that, WeChat users should have a common bottom line not to forward unconfirmed information and remind friends to be aware when forwarding information.
bringing convenience to our daily lives, WeChat is also abused by some to illegally spread harmful information, which has aroused complaints and even caused economic losses for some users. The new regulations best answer the calls to regulateWeChat and protect users’ interests.
The new regulation also shows the government’s wisdom in improving its governance. Unlike its past practice of supervising everything, the government has set the bottom line for WeChat and granted the operator full freedom as long as the users’ rights are not violated. We are confident that it will open a new era for the Internet in China.