Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)

China Announces 2023 Internet Purge: ‘Special Campaigns to Cleanse Cyberspace’

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) held a press conference on Tuesday to tout the millions of items of “illegal information” and “illegal accounts” it banned last year, and lay out its plans for an even greater censorship purge in the coming year to “rectify the cyberspace problems which have harmed the experience of Chinese netizens.”

An accredited member of the media goes online at the main press center (MPC) on the Olympic Green on August 1, 2008 in Beiijng. Senior IOC member Kevan Gosper slammed International Olympic Committee officials for apparently agreeing with China to censor the Internet, saying the deal left him humiliated. Australian …