China restricts Internet names
Obama and Putin have been banned from China’s Internet.
As Internet account names, that is, along with account names faking government organs, celebrities and officials, nicknames apparently advertising cults, pornography and damaging state security will also be banned.
China will ask Internet firms to vet “inappropriate account names” used on virtually all platforms to keep cyberspace “clean”, said XuFeng, head of mobility bureau at the Cyberspace Administration of China.
The new rule requires regulated account names on virtually all platforms, including blogs, micro-blogs, social networking tools and messaging applications.
The regulation will go into effect on March 1.