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Real-name registration won’t harm freedom of speech online

(People's Daily)

16:35, February 10, 2012

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

“Can we talk freely online? Do we still have the freedom of expression after microblogs’ real-name registration?” many netizens cannot help to worry about their freedom of speech with the regulation that requires microblog users to register with their real identities.

With the introduction of real-name registration, the grassroots’ voice will be more diversified and real, and cyber user will be more responsible, said Jiang Fei, director of Journalism and Communication Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The policy that only requires that new microblog users register "backstage" with their real name is designed to give full protection to the microblog users, and that will not do harm to their freedom of speech, said Guo Qingguang, professor of School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University.

The backstage administration of personal data should be very strict. No individual or organization has access to the information except there is a need to reveal the data to law enforcement departments. This rule should be included in related regulations, Guo suggested.

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