China to impose severe punishment on crimes of cyberbullying, defamation offenses, fabricating sexual topics

China on Monday released guidelines to severely punish cyberspace violations that target minors, involve paid posters, fabricate “sexual” topics and use artificial intelligence to disseminate illegal information. The guidelines on punishing crimes of cyberspace violence in accordance with laws were jointly issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court,

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate and China’s Ministry of Public Security. It stipulates that procuratorial organs should file public prosecutions against criminal acts of insult or slander that seriously endanger social order and national interests, and initiate public welfare prosecutions against cyberspace violence that harms social and public interests in accordance with the laws.

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Source: Global Times