Hong Kong media: Mainland social media has cracked down on false news blocking rumors more than 500 million times.

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 Hong Kong media: Mainland social media has cracked down on false news blocking rumors more than 500 million times.


According to a report by Hong Kong media in May 8th, a report by the Chinese government agency said WeChat, the largest social media network in mainland China, has blocked rumors of false news over 500 million times, according to a report from the Chinese government agency. According to Hongkongs South China Morning Post on May 7th, a report issued by the China information and Communication Research Institute, a subordinate of the Ministry of industry and information technology in May 4th, said that as part of the maintenance of network security, WeChat has also worked with hundreds of third party organizations to smash rumours, in addition to the direct blocking of these rumors. WeChat has set up a small program in its application to refute rumor, such as the 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight 370 missing and cancer therapy and other topics. By the end of 2017, the project had smashed rumors for 19 million 700 thousand users and issued about 37 million warnings. The report says that in a world where false and misleading information can be spread quickly, real-time and online manipulation is becoming more and more complex, and the government is increasingly fighting false news by law and exerting greater pressure on social media platforms around the world. The report says that WeChat needs to take more measures to improve the policy of data protection. In one survey, 53% of respondents believed that WeChats operation had the risk of data disclosure, and that the protection of personal information and privacy was not good enough. The report also referred to WeChats efforts to cooperate with the police in combating Internet fraud and criminal activities. Mobile phones have become a way for most Chinese to access the Internet, which has facilitated the spread of rumors through WeChat and other applications. (Hongkong Nanhua Morning Post website) This article source: Reference News Net editor: Huang Zhecheng _B9302