People’s Daily published an article which reported that the Cyberspace Administration Office issued a notice titled “Further Tighten Online Content Management and Prevent the Circulation of Fake News.” The Office requested that all online websites must follow correct media guidelines to ensure “accurate, comprehensive, objective” news reports. It stated that any contents circulating on social media must be verified before those contents can be treated and published as a news article. The website is strictly prohibited from publishing news without a proper source or from using a fake source. The article stated that the move is to “combat and prevent the circulation of fake online news.” The article listed examples of a few fake news articles published this year. It also named a list of websites that were penalized for carrying fake news.
Source: People’s Daily, July 3, 2016