Chinese Communist Party pushes for even more internet restrictions

It’s no secret that the Chinese government isn’t a proponent of a free and open internet, but for some it appears that the Great Firewall doesn’t go far enough. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese Communist Party released a call for additional reforms today, citing social networks and mobile messaging apps as areas of particular concern. “Following the increasing power of online media, Internet media and industry management has lagged far behind the quick changes that have come with its development,” a translated version of the statement warns, noting that the technologies have the ability to quickly spread information and can mobilize citizens. Accusing current practices of having “low effectiveness,” the statement goes on…

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