The Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CCAC) and the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau have ordered Maimai (脉脉), a popular professional networking app in China, to remove the anonymous posting section on its platform.

According to a post on the Commission’s official account, the anonymous posting section raises serious concerns including the spreading of rumors, slander, and defamation, along with privacy and other legal rights issues. The Beijing authorities have ordered Maimai to temporarily pull the anonymous posting section, calling for the company to “strengthen its user management capability and conduct a thorough rectification.”

The anonymous section is still unavailable, apparently undergoing “optimization” as of publication time.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.