China thinktank: Facebook threatens national security

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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) yesterday unveiled a survey report that the Facebook, a social networking site, lurks a wide range of problems including personal privacy, commercial secrets, political and military information, all of which might nurture the ground for infiltration from overseas, according to Central New Agency report.

The CASS published a report yesterday concerning the impact of new age media on China’s society. The reports says that some social networking websites and blogs are prone to leak personal information and some confidential materials that might be used to illegal or subversive schemes.

For example, the report says, a group of east Turkistan separatists gathered in the Facebook last year to call for a large scale of protest against the communist government.

Also, the report adds, more than 40 million computer users are playing web games, 80% of them are youths below 25. Spending too much time in computers is unhealthy for the immense Chinese youths.

The survey warns that a subversive thinking shrouded in these web games are working to change Chinese youths, making the maintenance of traditional morality difficult.

To ward off potential negative impact on youths, the reports suggest that the government should launch necessary measures in law, technology and moral education.

The market scale of web games in China reaches RMB 31.08 billion in 2009 and estimated to top RMB 68.62 billion in 2012, equivalent of 46.9% of global share.