Some Beijing Municipal Provisions on Microblog Development and Management

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The Beijing Municipal People’s Government Press and Publications Office, Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Beijing Municipal Communications Management Bureau and Beijing Internet Information Office have formulated “Some Beijing Municipal Provisions on Microblog Development and Management”, which are promulgated on 16 December 2011, and take effect on the day of promulgation.

 

Some Beijing Municipal Provisions on Microblog Development and Management

 

Article 1: In order to standardize microblog service development and management, safeguard network dissemination order, guarantee information safety, guarantee the lawful rights and interests of Internet information service work units and microblog users, satisfy the public’s requirements concerning Internet information and stimulate the healthy and orderly development of the Internet, according to laws, regulations and rules such as the “Telecommunications Regulations of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”, etc., and integrating the real situation of this municipality, these Provisions are formulated.

 

Article 2: Websites launching microblog services as well as microblog users within the administrative area of this municipality, shall obey these Provisions.

 

Article 3: Development and management of microblogs in this municipality persists in the principles of positive use, scientific development, management according to the law and guaranteeing safety, stimulates the construction and application of microblogs and gives free rein to the positive function of microblog services in society.

 

Article 4:Websites launching microblog services shall abide by the Constitution, laws, regulations and rules, persist in honest web business and civilized web business, positively disseminate the Socialist core value system, disseminate advanced Socialist culture and serve the construction of Socialism and the harmonious society.

 

Article 5: This municipality formulates microblog service development plans, and provides for total quantities, structure and distribution of microblog service websites.

 

Article 6: Websites launching microblog services within the administrative area of this municipality, shall before applying for a telecommunications business permit or implementing non-commercial Internet information service filing procedures, put forward an application with the municipal controlling authority for Internet information content, and go through examination and approval.

 

Article 7: Websites launching microblog services, shall abide by relevant laws, regulations, rules and the following provisions:

(1) establishing and perfecting microblog information safety management systems;

(2) according to the quantity of users and quantity of information of microblogs, determine organs to be responsible for information safety, and allocate personnel having corresponding expertise, knowledge and skills;

(3) implementing technological safety protection measures;

(4) establishing and completing user information safety management systems, guaranteeing the information safety of users, it is strictly prohibited to divulge users’ information;

(5) establishing and completing false information discovery systems, and timely publishing true information;

(6) information links may not be provided to websites not having a telecommunications business permit or not having implemented non-commercial Internet information service filing;

(7) false microblog users may not be created;

(8) preventing or restricting users’ disseminating harmful information, where activities constituting a violation of public order are discovered, or suspected crimes are discovered, timely reporting these to Public Security organs;

(9) assisting or cooperating with relevant entities carrying out their management work.

 

Article 8: Websites launching microblog services shall establish and complete information content examination and verification systems, and conduct supervision over microblog information content production, reproduction, publication and dissemination.

 

Article 9: Any organization or individual registering for a microblog account, who produces, reproduces, publishes or disseminates information content, shall use their true identity information, and may not conduct registration using a false or borrowed citizen’s identity information, company registration information, or organization code information.

Websites launching microblog services shall guarantee the authenticity of users’ registration information as provided in the previous Item.

 

Article 10: No organization or individual may unlawfully use microblogs to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information having the following content:

(1) content violating the basic principles determined in the Constitution;

(2) content endangering national security, divulging State secrets, subverting the national regime or destroying national unity;

(3) content harming State honour or interest;

(4) content inciting ethnic hatred or ethnic discrimination, destroying ethnic unity;

(5) content destroying State religious policies, propagating heresy and feudal superstitions;

(6) content disseminating rumours, disordering social order, destroying social stability;

(7) content disseminating obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, terror or instigating crime;

(8) content insulting or slandering others, violating others’ lawful rights and interests;

(9) inciting illegal assemblies, associations, demonstrations, marches, mobs or disordering social order;

(10) content using the name of illegal non-governmental organizations;

(11) other content prohibited by laws and administrative regulations.

 

Article 11: The Municipal People’s Government press and publication management entity, municipal public security organ, municipal telecommunications management entity and Internet information content controlling authority each conduct work corresponding to microblog development and management according to their duties.

 

Article 12: Sector organizations such as the Network Media Association, Network Sector Association, the Telecommunications Sector Associations, etc, shall establish and complete microblog sector self-regulation systems, guide websites in establishing and completing microblog service standards, and conduct education and training of professionals website staff.

 

Article 13: Any organization or individual may report activities violating these Provisions to the Municipal People’s Government press and publication management entity, municipal public security organ, municipal telecommunications management entity or Internet information content controlling authority, the entity accepting the report shall timely deal with it according to the law.

 

Article 14: Websites and microblog users violating these Provisions will be subject to punishment by the Municipal People’s Government press and publication management entity, municipal public security organ, municipal telecommunications management entity or Internet information content controlling authority according to relevant laws, regulations and rules.

 

Article 15: Websites already operating microblog services before the promulgation of these Provisions, shall within three months of the date of promulgation of these Provisions conduct relevant formalities with the Internet information content controlling authority, and conduct standardization of their present users.

 

Article 16: These Regulations take effect on the date of promulgation.

 

  北京市微博客发展管理若干规定

北京市人民政府新闻办公室、北京市公安局、北京市通信管理局、北京市互联网信息办公室制定了《北京市微博客发展管理若干规定》,于2011年12月16日公布,并自公布之日起施行。

北京市微博客发展管理若干规定

第一条 为了规范微博客服务的发展管理,维护网络传播秩序,保障信息安全,保护互联网信息服务单位和微博客用户的合法权益,满足公众对互联网信息的需求,促进互联网健康有序发展,根据《中华人民共和国电信条例》、《互联网信息服务管理办法》等法律、法规、规章,结合本市实际情况,制定本规定。

第二条 本市行政区域内的网站开展微博客服务及其微博客用户,应当遵守本规定。

第三条 本市微博客发展管理坚持积极利用、科学发展、依法管理、确保安全的原则,促进微博客的建设、运用,发挥微博客服务社会的积极作用。

第四条 网站开展微博客服务,应当遵守宪法、法律、法规、规章,坚持诚信办网、文明办网,积极传播社会主义核心价值体系,传播社会主义先进文化,为构建社会主义和谐社会服务。

第五条 本市制定微博客服务发展规划,规定开展微博客服务网站的总量、结构和布局。

第六条 本市行政区域内网站开展微博客服务,应当在申请电信业务经营许可或者履行非经营性互联网信息服务备案手续前,依法向市互联网信息内容主管部门提出申请,并经审核同意。

第七条 开展微博客服务的网站,应当遵守有关法律、法规、规章和下列规定:

(一)建立健全微博客信息安全管理制度;

(二)根据微博客用户数量和信息量,确定负责信息安全的机构,配备具有相应专业知识和技能的人员;

(三)落实技术安全防控措施;

(四)建立健全用户信息安全管理制度,保障用户信息安全,严禁泄露用户信息;

(五)建立健全虚假信息揭露制度,及时公布真实信息;

(六)不得向未经电信业务经营许可或者未履行非经营性互联网信息服务备案的网站提供信息接口;

(七)不得制造虚假的微博客用户;

(八)对传播有害信息的用户予以制止、限制,发现构成违反治安管理行为,或者发现涉嫌犯罪的,及时向公安机关报告;

(九)协助、配合有关部门开展管理工作。

第八条 开展微博客服务的网站,应当建立健全信息内容审核制度,对微博客信息内容的制作、复制、发布、传播进行监管。

第九条 任何组织或者个人注册微博客账号,制作、复制、发布、传播信息内容的,应当使用真实身份信息,不得以虚假、冒用的居民身份信息、企业注册信息、组织机构代码信息进行注册。

网站开展微博客服务,应当保证前款规定的注册用户信息真实。

第十条 任何组织或者个人不得违法利用微博客制作、复制、发布、传播含有下列内容的信息:

(一)违反宪法确定的基本原则的;

(二)危害国家安全,泄露国家秘密,颠覆国家政权,破坏国家统一的;

(三)损害国家荣誉和利益的;

(四)煽动民族仇恨、民族歧视,破坏民族团结的;

(五)破坏国家宗教政策,宣扬邪教和封建迷信的;

(六)散布谣言,扰乱社会秩序,破坏社会稳定的;

(七)散布淫秽、色情、赌博、暴力、恐怖或者教唆犯罪的;

(八)侮辱或者诽谤他人,侵害他人合法权益的;

(九)煽动非法集会、结社、游行、示威、聚众扰乱社会秩序的;

(十)以非法民间组织名义活动的;

(十一)含有法律、行政法规禁止的其他内容的。

第十一条 市人民政府新闻管理部门、市公安机关、市通信管理部门、市互联网信息内容主管部门按照各自职责,做好微博客发展管理的相关工作。

第十二条 网络媒体协会、网络行业协会、通信行业协会等行业组织应当建立健全微博客行业自律制度,指导网站建立健全微博客服务规范,并对网站从业人员进行培训教育。

第十三条 对违反本规定的行为,任何组织和个人都可以向市人民政府新闻管理部门、市公安机关、市通信管理部门、市互联网信息内容主管部门举报,接到举报的部门应当及时依法处理。

第十四条 对违反本规定的网站和微博客用户,由市人民政府新闻管理部门、市公安机关、市通信管理部门、市互联网信息内容主管部门按照有关法律、法规、规章进行处理。

第十五条 本规定公布前已开展微博客服务的网站,应当自本规定公布之日起三个月内依照本规定向市互联网信息内容主管部门申办有关手续,并对现有用户进行规范。

第十六条 本规定自公布之日起施行。

 

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