The “community convention” of China’s biggest microblogging service, Weibo, made public last week, says its members may not use the service to:
- Spread rumours
- Publish untrue information (Interjection: Might be a problem if this is adopted here as SPH publications have an online presence. Exemption for newspapers that need an annual government permit on the ground that they are already regulated? Juz being constructive, not mean.)
- Attack others with personal insults (PAP and this site might have a problem here if this is adopted here) or libellous comments
- Oppose the basic principles of China’s constitution
- Reveal national secrets
- Threaten China’s honour
- Promote cults or superstitions
- Call for illegal protests or mass gatherings
It adds that members must not use “oblique expressions or other methods” to circumvent the rules.
Substitute the word “S’pore’s” for “China’s”, and Yaacob, Kee Chui Chan, and the staff of MDA and Institute of Policy Studies don’t need to consult no more the “inhabitants of cowboy towns”. Can go back to earning millions of dollars without working with the troublesome, noisy “little people”.
Community Convention covers everything that DPM Teo, Yaacob, Kee Chui, and IPS (and now even Dr M) find objectionable abt the behaviour they find ojectionable.
More on Weibo’s CoC http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18208446