Sunday, April 1, 2012

China sites rumors

  • BEIJING — China started a sweeping crackdown of its vibrant social networking media over the weekend, detaining six people, closing 16 Web sites and shutting off the comment function for two gigantic microblog services.
  • (New York Times)
  • China has shut down Web sites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumors were circulated of a coup in Beijing linked to a major scandal that brought down a top politician.
  • (Taipei Times)
  • Hong Kong (CNN)-- State media is reporting that Chinas major microblogging sites have suspended comments sections after being punished for allowing rumors to spread of a coup attempt in Beijing.
  • (CNN)
  • BEIJING - China is shuttering more than a dozen websites, penalizing two popular social media sites and detaining six people for circulating rumors of a coup that rattled Beijing in the midst of its worst high-level political crisis in years.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • Weekend rumors that Apple's new CEO Tim Cook was in China have proven to be correct.  Cook was photographed shaking hands with Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday by Xinhua newswire photographers in Beijing.
  • (Forbes)
  • BEIJING - Two major Chinese microblogging sites, Weibo.com and T.qq.com, have suspended comment functions after they were punished for allowing rumors to spread. The T.qq.
  • (China Daily)
  • The SIIO spokesman said with regard to a number of rumors having appeared on weibo.com and t.qq.
  • (China.Org)
  • 下流社会上等人 complained, "Everything in China is backwards. Rumors aren't shut down Perhaps @绅士豪情 put it best, tweeting, "Other sites have been shut but Sina is still there, this shows how formidable they are.
  • (China Digital Times)

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