By SOF Editor on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 11:52am
China has tightened its controls on Internet use, requiring anyone who wants to set up a Web site to meet directly with government regulators.
The new rules, published by the Technology Ministry this week, also require Web site owners to submit their identity cards and personal photos.
A ministry statement says the measures will help the country deal with online pornography. But human rights defenders say the regulations are just a new form of government censorship.
China has about 380 million Internet users, the world's biggest online population. The government carefully censors th