Thursday, August 23, 2007

Banning anonymous blogging

First Syria, now China:

Blog service providers in China are "encouraged" to register users with their real names and contact information, according to a new government document that tones down an earlier proposal banning anonymous online blogging.
At least 10 major Chinese blog service providers have agreed to sign the "self-discipline pledge" issued by the Internet Society of China, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.
It's good there isn't a legal ban, but the trend is worrying. Those who complain about blog culture in the UK are leaning in this direction too, it seems to me.

2 comments:

Countingcats said...

Well, the solution will be to host outside the European Union of Sovereign Soviets.

I will host a FreeBSD box for you when the day comes.

Peter Risdon said...

Yes, it is. And thanks for the offer - I'd like to say it's unnecessary, but I'm not sure that would be true.