China city tightens control of microblogs

Shanghai will require microblog users to register under their real names from Monday, state media said, the latest local government in China to implement the rule after a spate of violent protests.

China extends microblog rules to south: report

China is extending rules requiring microblog users to register under their real names to Guangdong, state media said Thursday, after a spate of violent protests in the southern province.

Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names

Beijing city authorities on Friday issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting online, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet.

Top China official urges more 'forceful' web controls

A top Chinese government official has urged authorities to be "more forceful" in the way they manage the web, state media said, as Beijing tries to tighten online controls over fears of social unrest.

China tells police to use social media

China has ordered police nationwide to make more use of social networking sites to ensure greater openness and "dispel misunderstandings", the state Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.

Newspapers make move to online only

If the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stops publishing in print but stays alive in some form online - as now seems likely - it won't be the first daily newspaper to make the move.

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