The Cyberspace Administration of China will ban online accounts impersonating people or organizations and attempt to enforce a real-name registration requirement that has met with mixed success in the past, Reuters reported, citing an announcement from the administration’s website. The measure reflects China’s tightening control of its portion of the internet, which has accelerated since President Xi Jinping took power in early 2013. Internet companies will be responsible for enforcing the rules, including social networking giants Tencent Holdings and Weibo, among others.
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