The Internet Society of China has recommended to the government that all bloggers be required to register their blogs with their full, legal names, not screen names. Thought they would be allowed to blog under their desired screen names, they would be forced to register their blogs with their real names, giving the government of China all the information they need to go after a blogger that talks about something they don’t want them to talk about.
“The Internet Society of China has recommended to the government that bloggers be required to use their real names when they register blogs, state media said on Monday, in the latest attempt to regulate free-wheeling Web content.”
Heaven forbid the internet be about freedom and be used as a medium for expression and sharing of information, why that would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Its hard to imagine what life in a country like China would be like. So many liberties and freedoms are witheld from the people, supposedly for their own good. People complain about living in Canada and the US all the time, but compared to countries like China, we’ve got it great. All I can hope for is that it stays this way, but with the governments and Canada and the US being controlled by crazy conservatives, who knows where we could be headed.