Pornog­ra­phy, fraud, ru­mors top on­line com­plaints, watch­dog says Fight­ing ills of vi­o­lence, ter­ror­ism on­line sees big strides

Web: Ne­ti­zens en­cour­aged to re­port banned con­tent

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA - By CAO YIN in Bei­jing caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

ter­ror­ism has been on­go­ing forAn­many­on­lineyears,team­butded­i­cat­edthe­cen­ter,to es­tab­lishe­d­rootin­goutvi­o­len­cein2005an­dandter­ror­ism op­er­atedof onun­dertheIn­ter­net­the­su­per­vi­sion­has­made a China’sd­if­fer­enceCy­berspaceover­thep­astAd­min­is­tra­tion,need­edyear in rid­ding cy­berspacede­ter­mined­ofitim­proper more­andil­le­gal­re­sourcescon­tent,toan­keep­of­fi­cial­fight­ing of China’sil­le­gal­top­con­tentIn­ter­ne­ton­watch­dog­web­sites, mi­cro­said. blogs and textmes­sag­ing

Th­e­sites,Chi­naZhangIn­ter­net­said. Il­le­gal In­for­ma­tionTo­more­ef­fi­cient­lyRe­port­ing­mon­i­torCen­ter theCen­ter re­ceivedWeb,the­more­cen­terthanre­quired20,000 the­vi­o­lence-ad­min­is­tra­tion’sandter­ror­ism-branch­es­re­lated an­dreportsweb­site­from op­er­a­torsne­ti­zens—toin­clud­ing­build up­in­clud­ing their­many chan­nels­par­entsand­for young­sters de­tec­tion­waysand­whotofre­quent­lyprovide­mor­esurf the forIn­ter­net­ne­ti­zens—andto itre­por­tordered­banned­web­sites con­tent,web­site­sand­henet­work­said. man­agers to re­moveChina200,000has4.23piecesmil­liono­fun­law­ful­web­site­spro­duc­ing40­bil­lion con­tent, Zhang Cheng­gang,pieces ofdi­rec­tor­con­tentof ev­ery­the­cen­ter,day,“told­whichChi­naisa hugeDaily work­load­i­nanex­clu­sive­forthein­ter­view.In­ter­net man­age­ment de­part­ments to cover, let alone dis­tin­guish il­le­gal or harm­ful ones from among them,” Zhang said.

The gov­ern­men­tis es­pe­cially con­cerned by web­sites that pro­mote vi­o­lence and ter­ror­ism through videos and au­dio record­ings, spread sep­a­ratist mes­sages or ad­vo­cate re­li­gious ex­trem­ism by post­ing ter­ror mes­sages and pho­tos on covert sites, he said.

“Lots of ter­ror­ism-re­lated in­for­ma­tion is hid­den in cloud stor­age or by in­stant mes­sag­ing tools, such as WeChat and QQ, as well as on some small on­line fo­rums,” Zhang said.

In­creased re­port­ing chan­nels have­na­tion­wide­con­tribut­ed­cam­paign­totips fro­ma­gain­st­ne­ti­zens,on­line vi­o­lence­an­den­force­ment and ter­ror­is­ma­gain­stha­son­linebeen­ter­ror­is­mon­go­ing has im­proved, he said.

“On one hand, more ‘eyes’ help­ing us scru­ti­nize on­line ter­ror­ist­for­many ac­tiv­i­tyyears,but­cantheal­le­vi­ate­cen­ter, ourestab­lished­work bur­den,”in2005 andhe op­er­at­ed­said. “op­er­at­edOn­the­un­derotherthe­hand,su­per­vi­sion­re­portin­gof such mes­sages is also a way for ne­ti­zens to im­ple­ment the rule of law while surf­ing the In­ter­net.”China’sCy­berspace Ad­min­is­tra­tion,More­de­ter­minedtip­sare it­be­ingneed­ed­pro­vide­donlinemore re­sources­throughto keepthe­cen­ter’sfight­ing il­le­gal re­port­ing web­site, as it of­fers a con­ve­nient way to at­tach web­site links and screen shots, he said.con­tent on web­sites, mi­cro blogs andFor­tex­tex­am­ple,mes­sag­ing sites,ane­ti­zenZhang re­port­ed­said. a WeChat ac­count

To more ef­fi­ciently mon­i­tor the Web, the cen­ter re­quired the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s branches and web­site op­er­a­tors to build up their chan­nels for de­tec­tion and to pro­vide more ways for ne­ti­zens to re­port banned con­tent, he said.

China has 4.23 mil­lion web­sites pro­duc­ing 40 bil­lion pieces of con­tent ev­ery day, “which is a huge work­load for the In­ter­net man­age­ment de­part­ments to cover, let alone dis­tin­guish il­le­gal or harm­ful ones from among them,” Zhang said.

The gov­ern­ment is es­pe­cially con­cerned by web­sites that pro­mote vi­o­lence and ter­ror­ism through videos and au­dio record­ings, spread sep­a­ratist mes­sages or ad­vo­cate re­li­gious tha­tex­trem­ismhad­post­ed­by­postin­galargeter­ror num­ber mes­sage­sof­pho­to­sand pho­to­sofvi­o­lenceon­covert and ter­ror­ism,sites,he­said. in­clud­ing pho­tos in which“Lotsa wom­anof ter­ror­ism-re­lat­ed­was beaten to death,in­for­ma­tion­he­said.is hid­den in cloud stor­age“The or­clue­byproviderin­stantmes­sag­ingsent such screen shots to us. We ver­i­fied the re­port and asked the WeChat­tools,su­ch­op­er­a­torasWeChat­to­han­dle­andQQ,the caseaswel­li­na­time­ly­man­ner,ason­somes­mall­sucha­son­line re­mov­ing­fo­rums,”Zhangth­ep­ho­to­s­said. or even shut­tingIn­creased­down­re­portin­gac­counts,”chan­nelshe said.chan­nels have con­trib­uted to tips fromThene­ti­zens,ad­min­is­tra­tio­nan­den­force­men­tal­so­has rec­om­mendeda­gain­ston­line ter­ror­is­mim­proved­has su­per­vi­sion­im­proved,he­of­said.lo­cal net­works. “Clue“On­provider­son­e­hand,can­more­de­cide‘eyes’on whether­help­in­gus­to­scru­ti­nize­leave theiron­line­re­al­ter­ror­ist names,ter­ror­is­tac­tiv­ity...and­can­someal­le­vi­a­te­ofthe­mour can­work­be­bur­den,”re­ward­ed­he­said.iftheir“On­tip­s­the proveother­hand,valu­able,”re­port­ingh­e­said.such mes­sagesLastisyear,al­soathe­way­cen­ter­for­ne­ti­zen­sal­lo­cated

to im­ple­ment­morethanthe rule2mil­lionoflaw whileyuan ($surfi308,000)ngth­eIn­ter­net.”totip­sters who iden­ti­fiedMoretips ter­ror­ism-are­be­ing­pro­vid­e­drelated con­tent,pro­vid­edthrough“whichthe­cen­ter’sen­cour­age­donline mor­ere­port­ingne­ti­zensweb­site,toas itjoinof­fer­sthea fight”,con­ve­nien­tZhang­way­said.to at­tach web­siteThe­links­cen­teran­dal­so­screen­co­or­di­nat­ed­shots,he with­said. for­eign re­portin­gor­ga­ni­za­tion­snearly

A ne­ti­zento re­port­ede­lim­i­natea WeChat 2,000ac­count­text­that hadmes­sages,posted aau­di­o­large record­ingsnum­berof pho­to­sand­videosofvi­o­lence­ofter­ror­ist and ter­ror­ism,at­tacks,in­cludin­gaswellas­pho­to­scon­tent in whichre­lateda­woman wasto bea­t­en­childto pornog­ra­phy,death,he­said. he said.

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