Yoko Kubota

China’s New Internet-Censorship Rules Highlight Role of Algorithms

China’s control over online content is likely to tighten further with a comprehensive set of rules that defines what is bad or illegal content, and what content is encouraged, and highlights the role that algorithms play in recommending content to users. The new rules, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China, target producers of online content, including individuals and operators of apps and other platforms. The rules are set to come into effect in March.