On September 13th, Zhao Zhiguo, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Director of the Information and Communication Administration Bureau, said on the 13th that blocking URL links is one of the key rectification issues of the Internet industry's special rectification action launched in July. The plan arrangement of the special action guides relevant Internet companies to carry out self-examination and rectification.

At the same time, companies are also required to pragmatically promote different types of problems such as blocking URL links in instant messaging in accordance with the rectification requirements, which can be resolved step by step and in stages.

  The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the 13th to introduce the relevant situation of "promoting the construction of a strong manufacturing country and a strong network to help build a well-off society in an all-round way."

  A reporter asked a question that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology held a meeting a few days ago to put forward three-point compliance standards, requiring all platforms to unblock website links in accordance with the standards on September 17.

Excuse me, what is the background and consideration of this request?

What impact will this have on competition in the Internet industry?

At present, there is a lot of attention inside and outside the industry, including the reflections and developments of platforms such as WeChat and Taobao. Does the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology know anything about it?

In the next step, which Internet industry issues will the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology focus on rectifying?

  Xiao Yaqing, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, pointed out that my country's platform economy has developed rapidly and the overall situation is good, especially in promoting economic and social development and facilitating the lives of the people. Everyone has an experience.

In this process, some problems also appeared, which aroused great attention from all quarters.

Some are new problems, and some are in the process of constant resolution.

To solve these problems, some need to be solved technically, some need to be solved from management, some problems need to be solved in a coordinated and systematic way, and some problems need to be solved from a development perspective.

In short, Internet security is the bottom line.

The development of the Internet must be able to make people’s lives more convenient, facilitate the development of all aspects, and ultimately promote the healthy and orderly development of the Internet industry and platform economy.

  Zhao Zhiguo added that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in accordance with the relevant decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, launched a six-month special rectification action for the Internet industry in July this year on the basis of the preliminary APP special governance, after in-depth research and extensive listening to the opinions of all parties.

It mainly focuses on four aspects and eight categories of problems that disrupt market order, infringe on user rights, threaten data security, and violate resource and qualification management regulations.

Since the launch of the special action, the Ministry has promoted the orderly implementation of various tasks or special tasks by holding publicity and implementation meetings, organizing policy interpretation, clearing channels for reporting clues, and guiding enterprises to conduct self-examination and rectification. It should be said that staged progress has been made. It has received active support and response from all aspects of society.

  Zhao Zhiguo pointed out that one of the key points of concern in governance is also something that everyone feels deeply about, that is, blocking URL links, which is also one of the key issues of this rectification.

How to ensure the normal access of legitimate web links is the basic requirement of Internet development. Restricting the identification, analysis, and normal access of web links without justifiable reasons affects user experience, damages user rights, and disrupts market order.

Users reacted strongly to this aspect, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology received more reports and complaints.

Currently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is guiding relevant Internet companies to conduct self-inspection and rectification in accordance with the plan of the special action.

However, during the self-examination and rectification, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology learned that some Internet companies still have a certain gap between the awareness of blocking URL links and the requirements for special actions.

To this end, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has adopted various forms such as administrative guidance meetings to further help companies realize that interconnection is an inevitable choice for the high-quality development of the Internet industry, and that enabling users to use the Internet smoothly and safely is also the direction of the Internet industry’s efforts.

At the same time, companies are also required to follow the rectification requirements and pragmatically promote different types of problems such as blocking URL links in instant messaging, which can be resolved step by step and in stages.

  He said that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will focus on key rectification issues. One is to strengthen administrative guidance, and continue to convene administrative guidance meetings and other methods to urge enterprises to implement rectification and reform.

The second is to strengthen supervision and inspection, incorporate the problems collected by various clue channels into the ledger, and make it the focus of supervision and inspection, and ensure that the problems can be rectified through various methods such as on-site inspection, dial test verification, and technical testing.

The third is to strengthen lawful handling. For companies that have not been rectified thoroughly, they will also take measures to rectify a number of typical violations, investigate and deal with a number of typical violations, and promote the formation of an open, standardized and secure Internet that is well developed environment.

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