Concerns raised about China’s content regulations
China has established new regulations for ‘auditing’ of online content, including movies, dramas, documentaries, and animations to ensure that they ‘adhere to “core socialist values”‘, as part of a new campaign to control social discourse online. Response has been vocal, with one group calling China the ‘worst abuser of internet freedom‘ in the world. Concerns have also been voiced about the prohibition of references to luxurious lifestyles, shows violent and criminal processes in detail, or demonstrates obscenity or alternate sexual lifestyles. In May, China launched its own government version of Wikipedia, with heavy censorship expected.