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Radio France Internationale: Official Launched Expanded Self-Media Cleanup; 200,000 Social Media Accounts Closed

Radio France Internationale reported that, on November 12, the China National Internet Information Office launched the cleanup of “self-media chaos.” At present, more than 9,800 self-media accounts have been closed. The Information Office was reported to have had meetings with Tencent, WeChat, and Sina Weibo and issued warnings that the officials will continue to shut down accounts and delete articles that contain vulgar content, Internet rumors, plagiarism, and violations of the law. Both WeChat and Sina issued an official notice that they had launched self-inspection and taken actions to delete articles or close accounts in accordance with the regulations. At present 200,000 Weibo accounts have been closed.

Source: Radio France Internationale, November 13, 2018