China puts restrictions on use of instant messaging apps
According to new Chinese regulations, users of instant messaging applications will need to use real names while registering public accounts and sign a contract to 'uphold the socialist system'.
The users will also be restricted from publishing political news without the approval of the government, reports the Verge.
The new regulations are specifically targeting a popular application WeChat which reportedly has four hundred million users every month.
According to reports, actions will be taken against spam or any posts that disobey national policies.
However, the method of enforcement of these regulations is not yet clear.
(Posted on 09-08-2014)
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