Taiwan Straits Network January 1 According to Fuzhou News Network, illegal post deletion and online extortion have seriously damaged the credibility of media platforms, disrupted the order of Internet information dissemination, and disrupted the Internet public opinion environment. Recently, the State Cyberspace Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television jointly launched the special rectification of "Internet blackmail and paid post deletion." Yesterday (December 31, 2019), the reporter learned from the Network Information Office of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee that in order to create a good network ecology, safeguard national security and the vital interests of the majority of Internet users, the public report channels to the public. , And jointly create a clear cyberspace.
1. For the purpose of profit, provide information deletion services through the information network for a fee to disrupt the market order
[Typical case one]
On March 22, 2018, Xiamen Police successfully detected a "Internet Marine" gang criminal case under the preliminary investigation and arrested 32 suspects including Wu Mootian and other suspects in one fell swoop. Upon investigation, the criminal suspect Wu Mootian established a Xiamen Internet Service Co., Ltd. in 2015 and served as general manager.
Since its establishment, the company has said that it is mainly based on internet promotion and provides packaging services for corporate products. In fact, the company's main business is the use of information, question and answer, encyclopedia websites or small video software for soft text promotion, publishing, promotion, deletion of negative rights protection articles, and rental sites to provide gambling websites with Internet access, advertising, and technical support services.
The company registered a large number of sites, improved Baidu's ranking by raising stations, and used high-value business commissions to develop its business. The company shares resources and cooperates with each other through the website platform to form an intermediary model industrial chain of "paid deletion, posting, and irrigation". The main content of the post is the release of negative rights protection information. It uses project cooperation to discuss with customers how many pages of negative information to publish, and then uses the channel resources in their hands to publish and irrigate in order to charge high fees.
On November 23, 2018, Xiamen Police transferred the case to the procuratorial organ for review and prosecution for the crime of opening a casino and helping the information cyber crime.
Comment: The criminal suspect issued negative information and claimed money by deleting posts. The crime cost is low and the social impact is bad. The number of such small websites is large, the registration threshold is low, and the management is difficult, which requires severe punishment.
2. Use websites or media accounts to publish or collect negative information, threaten or intimidate the other party to pay high remuneration as a condition for deleting posts
[Typical case two]
In 2018, the Hunan public security organs cracked a case of “profit-making through the Internet”, which was involved in criminal activities such as illegal operation and extortion. The criminal suspect Chen Jieren has been taken criminal enforcement measures by the public security organs according to law. Chen Jieren is a relatively active online V on the media platform.
Chen Jieren has successively registered and established 21 self-media accounts such as Weibo, public account, and headline account, published more than 3,000 negative articles of various types such as hype, attack, and disclosure, fabricated more than 200 negative public opinions of various types, and created one after another The whirlpool, carrying out illegal activities arbitrarily, accumulating tens of millions of yuan over several years.
Comments: The use of self-media for extortion, especially the reasons for the faster transmission speed and wider spread of Big V, will have a greater impact on the target of extortion, and the amount of extortion will be greater. At present, the problem of the absence of gatekeepers in the self-media is common, coupled with some blind pursuit of benefits by the self-media, low social media media literacy, and the fabrication and dissemination of false information can bring economic benefits. Some companies and individuals have taken risks and will Spreading rumors has made an industry chain.
3. Online "water army" lease information, clear the price to delete online information
[Typical case three]
In July 2011, Guo Moumou set up a "subversion media studio" which received nearly one million yuan and accepted paid business for deleting "Dong Family" negative information posts. He contacted network intermediaries such as Jing Moumou through the Internet, bribed employees of well-known websites such as NetEase and Sina, and helped "customers" delete hundreds of negative messages at a price of 3,000 yuan per post. He set up a studio and a website. In the name of online promotion, he repeatedly hired the "water army" to post madly for enterprises, crack down on competitors, and send customers 'posts in advance to prepare competitors' negative information to hundreds of forums.
From July 2011 to January 2012, Guo Moumou received a total of more than 800,000 yuan in post deletion fees from others, and profited about 60,000 yuan from it; from April 2011 to May 2012, Jing Moumou asked Guo Mou Someone received a total of more than RMB 630,000 in post deletion fees, and gained more than RMB 40,000 from it, causing adverse social impact.
This became the first criminal case in Fujian to be deleted online, and was supervised by the Ministry of Public Security.
On July 17, 2014, the Cangshan District People's Court made a first trial judgment. Guo Moumou was sentenced to five years and two months in prison and fined RMB 70,000; Jing Moumou was sentenced to illegal business crime. He was sentenced to five years in prison and fined 50,000 yuan.
Comment: It is recommended that relevant regulatory departments further strengthen the monitoring and management of website editors and increase the crackdown on online commercial bribery in order to control the illegal industrial chain from the root cause.