China Steps Up Arrests of Internet Users

Police in China have arrested four people and detained or warned another 81 as authorities crack down on alleged Internet rumour-mongering, state media reported Saturday. Police did not give details on the timing of the actions, Xinhua news agency said, adding that 16 websites were punished for "weak safety management". Citing police, Xinhua said that the alleged rumour-mongers "used social network services to fabricate and spread rumours, or forward rumours published on foreign websites"....
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