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Ban China From Social Media, India Expert Urges – The Register

Samir Saran said the Communist Party sees tech as a means of exerting control and uses social media to deliberately interfere in the affairs of other nations


amir Saran, president of Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a commissioner of The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and a member of Microsoft's Digital Peace Now Initiative. Photo: The Asia Group

 

Chinese voices should be removed from global social media, according to a prominent Indian technology consultant, because the country’s citizens “create mischief” and prevent voices from other nations from accessing its digital space,  UK tech website The Register reported.

Samir Saran, a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and Microsoft’s Digital Peace Now Initiative, told the Black Hat Asia conference that China’s Communist Party sees tech as a means of exerting control and uses social media to deliberately interfere in the affairs of other nations, the website reported.

Read the full report: The Register

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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