China’s internet watchdog tightens online controls with new app to squash rumours

//China’s internet watchdog tightens online controls with new app to squash rumours

China’s internet watchdog tightens online controls with new app to squash rumours

China’s cyberspace watchdog has launched a new smartphone app to spearhead its latest campaign against online misinformation in the world’s biggest internet market.The app, called the United Rumour Debunking Platform, was introduced by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and state news agency Xinhua, according to an announcement by the internet regulator on Saturday. The app forms the basis of new mini-programs that will run within major Chinese consumer apps, including Tencent…

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