(I am not even entirely certain where this should go. It is a military project, but one that aims to control what information we can access about
China. It could also be viewed as "disinformation" coming from China as they aim to control the flow of information, not only leaks coming from
IMO, this is a grave example of why control over the internet shouldn't have been given to ICANN, which has Russia and China as two of the
"stakeholders" who now can control the flow of information, and leaks, coming from China) China has launched a website to report illegal online
activities of the military and the spreading of “harmful information.” Earlier, the Chinese leader vowed to turn the People’s Army into a
“world class force” and to “ensure a clean cyberspace.”
China’s official military website announced the launch of the platform on Sunday, which is supposed to maintain a “clear internet space”
surrounding the military. Any person, both publicly and anonymously, can issue an online report on various violations, including those published on
websites or social media platforms. The possible violations include fake news about the military, leaked secrets, and “distorting
The spreading of “harmful” information about the Chinese Army, including attacks on the party’s leadership over the army
and distortions of its history or that of the Communist Party, can also be reported on, as well as illegal Internet access of military personnel
without permission of higher military staff.
The launch of the official website comes just one month after Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a historic speech at a Chinese Communist Party meeting,
vowed to turn the People’s Army into a “world class force” in 30 years, and ordered full modernization by 2035. Xi also mentioned strengthening
“guidance, influence, and credibility of the media” and building “a system for integrated internet management to ensure a clean cyberspace,” a
part of which could be the newly-introduced platform.
So, it has began. Several members of ATS and other people who pointed out that giving ICANN control of the internet would affect the first amendment,
and any information that the "shareholders" of ICANN would want suppressed. Even thou the "first amendment" is a right enumerated in the U.S.
Constitution, this will not only impact the U.S. It would impact "leaks coming from China" affecting everyone on the planet who would try to get the
truth out about China.
As the Chinese are claiming in the name of "ensuring a clean cyberspace", the Chinese Communist government is now able to control the flow of
information that would not only come from China, but it affects any topic dealing with China that could be found on the internet. It will also
include any information about "China's communist past" that the regime wants to "expunge" in their attempt to claim they are fighting "fake news".
Notice how the Communist Chinese government is using the "politically correct nomenclature" labeled these days as "fake news" in order to control the
flow of information.
The way this would work is that "anyone" could make an "online report" pointing to any website which would either leak any military information, or
any other information about China, and it's communist past.
As it was reported in the past, when the Obama administration gave control of the internet to ICANN, in essence it gave control to the flow of
information to any, and all "shareholders of ICANN" which includes the Communist Chinese government.
US hands internet
control to ICANN
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Russia and China, among others, had backed the idea of empowering an obscure United Nations body called the ITU (International Telecommunications
Union) with internet governance duties. That would have given governments control, but it also would have diminished the relative importance of tech
powers like the States.
Even thou advocates of this measure to give control over the internet to ICANN claimed that under this new multistakeholder model "the internet of
tomorrow remains as free, open and accessible as the internet of today", it is obvious now that because ICANN has been given control over the
internet, they can now control the flow of information alongside any of their shareholders.
edit on 20-11-2017 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.