Regulator Clamps Down on Internet Rumors
China's Internet czar has started a campaign to clean up online rumor mills, weeks after false information was spread through the Internet on the latest strain of avian flu. Individuals identified by authorities as creators of rumors can be detained, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.
Two individuals in Guizhou Province were detained for five to ten days by local police for writing that H7N9 bird flu cases had been confirmed in the province. The National Internet Information Office shut down more than 20 microblogging accounts used by the two individuals.
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