Update On Weibo Real Name Registration And Associated Fees

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  • on January 4th, 2012

Time Weekly looks at id5 (北京国政通科技有限公司), a company that verifies real names in China and may the prime beneficiary of the real name requirement for microblogs such as Sina ($SINA) and Tencent’s Weibos–微博实名制背后有利益驱动? – 科技 – 时代周报. The article reports a rumor that the verification fee will be 2 RMB/account and raises questions about the background of id5 and its relationship with government regulators.

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