By analyzing Wechat platform’s and its users’ behaviors, this paper assesses the effectiveness of internet governance, especially the informal forms of regulations, and the influence of such behaviors on the practice of different stakeholders involved. This research might be of help to standardize informal social regulations in China’s IT industry, and build an orderly and transparent internet environment with the cooperation among the government, IT practitioners and users of the internet.
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