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Zhejiang Adopts Law to Tackle Misinformation Online

Mon, 01 Nov 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 29 Sept. 2021, the 13th Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress passed the “Decision of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress on the Tackling of Online False Information” (hereinafter referred to as the “Decision”, 浙江省人民代表大会常务委员会关于网络虚假信息治理的决定).

The Decision defines false information, requires the establishment of a mechanism for combating online false information, guides the related promotion and education, and sets forth targeted provisions against internet frauds as well.

As online false information involves various fields and industries, the Decision strengthens the mechanism for combating online false information from three aspects: 

(1) Governments at all levels shall establish a mechanism for combating online false information, and incorporate it into the law-based network governance system at the same level;

(2) All competent departments should fulfill their specific duties for combating online false information; and

(3) Authorities in charge of cyberspace should work with relevant departments to establish and improve cross-departmental and cross-regional law enforcement cooperation mechanisms.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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