Tightened regulation Alibaba Tencent and other 11 land-based companies were interviewed

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has stepped up its supervision of online platforms. Recently, 11 mainland companies, including Tencent, Alibaba, and ByteDance, were interviewed by the Communist Party’s Internet Information Office.

The Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security have recently asked provincial Internet information departments and public security organs to conduct security assessments of new Internet technologies and applications involving “deep forgery” technology.

On March 18, the Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) conducted interviews with 11 companies, including Yingke, Xiaomi, Racer, Byte Jumping, Whale Quasi-Digital Service, Cloud Account, Himalaya, Alibaba, NetEase Cloud Music, Tencent, and GoPlay.

Li Linyi, a commentator on current affairs, said that these enterprises were interviewed about the safety of network information, that is, the Chinese Communist Party‘s Internet information department asked these enterprises to cooperate with them and do a good job of monitoring network information, especially the use of voice social software and other, in fact, is afraid of the influence of social media.

Clubhouse, the previously popular U.S. voice chat social networking software, and Signal, an encrypted messaging application, have been banned by the Chinese Communist Party one after another.

The Wall Street Journal reported on March 15, citing sources, that beginning on March 14, Signal users reported problems with registration suspension and network blocking on the mainland, but Signal users using virtual private networks were not affected.

Data from GreatFire.org, a website that focuses on Chinese Communist Party Internet censorship, also shows that Signal has been banned on the mainland since the 15th.

Currently, the Chinese Communist authorities have blocked foreign social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and Clubhouse, and the banning of Signal has been expected.

It is reported that Clubhouse was blocked because many topics touched on the “sensitive red line” of the CCP, such as June 4, human rights, Xinjiang, Tibet, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

After the Communist Party blocked Clubhouse, many mainlanders continued to “climb the wall” to use it. Some mainlanders say that if they use a VPN to enter the chat room and then turn off the VPN, they can continue to listen to the conversation in the room.