No half-measures here. Incumbent protection taken to its logical conclusion.
China set new regulations on Internet news content on Sunday, widening a campaign of controls it has imposed on other Web sites, such as discussion groups.
“The state bans the spreading of any news with content that is against national security and public interest,” the official Xinhua news agency said in announcing the new rules, which took effect immediately.
The news agency did not detail the rules, but said Internet news sites must “be directed toward serving the people and socialism and insist on correct guidance of public opinion for maintaining national and public interests.”
I’m sure the “official Xinhau news agency” has an exemption, just like the American Press.
One wonders why the FEC isn’t following the lead of SCOTUS in seeking foreign sources to inform their court mandated rewriting of the rules of free speech. Red China seems like they’ve got this down pat.
TOTH: John McCain and Yahoo! and the anonymous bureaucrats at the Communist Chinese Ministry of Truth.