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China Creates New Bureau to Monitor Social Networking Sites

Published on April 19, 2010
by Eric Savitz

China has created a new government bureau to police social networking sites and other user-driven Web sites, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Saturday. The piece says that “people informed of the expansion say the authorities are retooling their media apparatus to deepen their leverage over the Web, and regulators are jostling for the growing power and prestige at stake.”

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