Wednesday, April 25, 2012

China Escalates Crackdown On Internet Amid Scandal

Chao, Loretta and Josh Chin. "China Escalates Crackdown On Internet Amid Scandal." The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2012.

From the article: "China has stepped up its campaign to clamp down on the Internet, which has emerged as a virtual town square for exchanging information about the Bo Xilai scandal and the nation's biggest political upheaval in years. 

The popular Twitter-like microblogging service Sina Weibo on Tuesday deleted the accounts of several users, including that of Li Delin, a senior editor of the Chinese business magazine Capital Week, whose March 19 post helped fuel rumors of a coup in Beijing. The service announced the move to many of its more than 300 million user accounts, thereby turning it into a public lesson in the consequences of rumor mongering." Read more