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08.29.2013 16:22

Graphics: Police Campaign against Spread of 'Net Rumors' Intensifies

A timeline shows that since mid-August officials have escalated their efforts to investigate and arrest people they accuse of spreading false information online
By intern reporters Zhong Xuefeng and Niu Muge

(Beijing) – Public security officers around China have launched a campaign against what they are calling the spread of rumors online that has mainly focused on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

The national campaign has intensified since mid-August, when Beijing police closed a company called Er Ma China, which was accused of spreading rumors on the Net, and arrested two men. The company serves as a sort of press agent for people who want to become Internet celebrities.

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