China launches new app letting citizens report ‘mistaken opinions’

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Summit News today reported the Chinese government has launched a new app that encourages citizens to report “mistaken opinions” on the Internet.

The platform will target critics of the Chinese Communist Party, disputes regarding official history, and those engaging in what the government deems “misinformation.”

The website and app were unveiled by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), with authorities calling on users to play an “active role” in helping to identify “malicious people distorting facts and confusing” others.

“For a while now, some people with ulterior motives…have spread historically nihilistic false statements online, maliciously distorting, slandering and denying Party, national and military history in an attempt to confuse people’s thinking,” the announcement said.

“We hope that most internet users will play an active role in supervising society…and enthusiastically report harmful information.”

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