Chinese government begins stranglehold on its internet with algorithms

China has released its upcoming internet rules for content on its platform.

Jak Connor
Published Mon, Dec 23 2019 12:28 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

This comes as no surprise. China has released a new set of internet laws that will dictate what content companies are allowed to publish online.

Chinese government begins stranglehold on its internet with algorithms |

According to these new laws, internet companies will have to manage whatever content is published online within a strict set of guidelines. These guidelines include a big push for algorithms to be manipulated to show "positive" ideas and not "bad" material. The new rules also prohibit any form of content that "endangers national security, leaks state secrets, subverts state power [and] undermines national unity."

The Chinese government will be implementing these rules as of March 1st, while at the same time begin cracking down on the management of accounts and online "rumors". Essentially, these new algorithm changes are targeted as removing as much freedom of information from the public's grasp. With algorithms in place that stop the public from finding any information contrary to government opinion, the people will be living within an echo chamber of moderated government information.


Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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