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Submission + - Chinese Internet firms "punished" for rumors (techinasia.com)

rover42 writes: Major Chinese sites Sina and Webo "have been legally punished for permitting the spread of unfounded rumors. Specifically, the report cites unfounded rumors that were spreading like wildfire on Sina Weibo of an attempted coup d’etat happening in Beijing."

The source is the state-run Xinhua.

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