Tuesday, 29 November 2022

China announces plan to bring algorithms under state control in a sign of tightened censorship

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29 September 2021 – China has laid out a three-year plan to rein in the use of algorithms, marking Beijing’s latest effort to bring the country’s internet industry firmly under state control. Under the new policy guidelines, local governments are urged to tighten the regulation of algorithms, while companies are told that they will be held accountable for misusing the technology, according to a notice published by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet watchdog. The guide states the objective to use about three years to gradually establish a comprehensive algorithm security governance pattern with a sound governance mechanism, a sound supervision system, and a standardised algorithm ecology.

Re-disseminated from Cyberspace Administration of China, with additional reporting from South China Morning Post

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