The Public Apology of the Chinese Corporation

From the China Media Project:

Zhang also explicitly mentions Xi Jinping’s notion of the “New Era,” and writes: “All along, we’ve placed excessive emphasis on the role of technology. We haven’t acknowledged that technology has to be headed by the socialist center value system, broadcasting optimistic energy, suiting the demands of the age, and respecting common convention.”

From the list of the company’s remedies, there is a mention of the requirement to promote more content from “authoritative media.” This is a codeword for Party-controlled networking, which indicates once again that the direction was unhappy with the concept of calculations that wall users off from official messaging should they show no interest in this articles.