Chinese government bans Internet anonymity

Josh Peterson Contributor
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BEIJING—The Beijing city government published rules Friday requiring users of popular Twitter-like microblogging services in China to register their real names with service operators, according to state-run media, in the government’s strongest official measure to control the fast-growing industry.

China’s government is in the midst of a campaign to crack down on false and “harmful” information on the Internet, and officials are stepping up their oversight of the Internet sector, which is led by private-sector companies.

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