Wednesday February 04, 2015

China Requires Real Names For Internet Accounts

Imagine what it would be like here if you had to use your real names to have access to the internet. eek!

Starting March 1st, residents will have to register internet accounts (including on blogs, chat services and social networks) using their real names. They won't have to display a real name, but they can't create a completely anonymous ID. It'll also be illegal to impersonate other people or organizations, and neither your avatar nor your nickname can include illegal content -- including something that "subverts state power" or promotes "rumormongering."