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Post time 2012-3-31 14:03:24 |Display all floors
This post was edited by cd_moderator at 2012-3-31 14:03

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/31/content_14956269.htm

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.com, run by Tencent, put up an online announcement Saturday morning that it has decided to suspend comment function from March 31 to April 3 to clean up rumors and other illegal information spread through microbloggings.

The Weibo.com operated by Sina also released a announcement Saturday saying it would suspend comment function during the above-mentioned period.

Chinese authorities have closed 16 websites and detained six people responsible for "fabricating or disseminating online rumors".
The State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said Friday that those websites were closed for spreading rumors of "military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing," which were fabricated by some lawless people recently.

Beijing police also detained six people for allegedly fabricating and spreading the above-mentioned rumors, particularly through microblogging posts, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security.

A spokesman with the SIIO also said with regard to a number of rumors having appeared on weibo.com and t.qq.com, the two popular microblogging sites have been "criticized and punished accordingly" by Internet information administration authorities in Beijing and Guangdong respectively.

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:07:37 |Display all floors
I wonder if any of those same trolls make a home in this forum...
It wouldn't surprise me.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:20:03 |Display all floors
Yeah, too much rumours recently, but I doubt if it is wise to close down the comment function. They can trace down and punish the rumour-fabricators and spreaders, but should not punish other innocent bloggers.   

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:22:50 |Display all floors
What are some of the rumours being spread on CD?

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:28:04 |Display all floors
Rumors are annoying, that's for sure. But closing the comment function is too much and isn't in fact the solution.

Why comment? Strange.

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:29:55 |Display all floors
Seneca was the biggest rumour spreader on this forum. He always fabricated lies about what happened in Tibet.

Don't know if he is one of the six arrested.  

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Post time 2012-3-31 14:36:09 |Display all floors
I heard people were not allowed to post on Weibo till april, the 3rd.
I imagine many people will keep speculating because of the censorship.
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