Published on 26 May 2022

Platform shows IP address is not about privacy and freedom

Lianhe Zaobao, page 13

In a commentary, NTU WKWSCI Visiting Professor Chen Rui (transliteration) discusses the cause and effect of the mandatory display of users’ IP addresses on China’s social media platforms. Some young netizens believed that this poses a threat to personal privacy and freedom of expression, but Prof Chen points out that the aim may be to get netizens to think carefully about the content they post.