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China Cracks Down On Mobile Messaging 58

itwbennett writes China is tightening control over mobile messaging services with new rules that limit their role in spreading news. Under the new regulations, only news agencies and other groups with official approval can publish whatever the government considers political news via public accounts. "All other public accounts that have not been approved cannot release or reprint political news," the regulations said. Users of the instant messaging services will also have to register with their official IDs, and agree to follow relevant laws.
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China Cracks Down On Mobile Messaging

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  • Re:Be glad (Score:4, Insightful)

    by thieh ( 3654731 ) on Thursday August 07, 2014 @08:14PM (#47627111)
    Peiople tolerate this when they are not otherwise suffering Materially. Arab Spring didn't get triggered when the general population is well fed, they triggered when people have problems living on at the conditions at the time (because they are broke?)
  • Re:Be glad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hjf ( 703092 ) on Friday August 08, 2014 @01:16AM (#47628145) Homepage

    As an Argentinian (if you know our recent history): No, people tolerate everything. People don't "uprise" spontaneously. People don't go out and protest.

    They don't.

    I've learned that ALL protests are organized by someone with a political motivation. Nothing more.

    We're in a situation worse than what we were in 2001. And people just carry on with their lives every day. Humans are tame criatures, they will take absolutely everything and accept it. Look at the life in the Middle East for example. Iran, once a westernized, modern country, taken back to the middle ages by the muslims. And people didn't protest.
    The Khmer Rouge killing everything and everyone. People didn't protest.
    You'll see people oppressed all over the world. In third world nations, and in the US too. And guess what? People don't do anything. The ones in power take it all.

  • Re:needed in US (Score:3, Insightful)

    by CimmerianX ( 2478270 ) on Friday August 08, 2014 @10:41AM (#47630035)

    The best argument against Democracy is to have a 5 minute conversation with the average citizen.

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