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China Further Mangles the Semi-Free Press

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 30, 2013


China is about as useful as a toothbrush to Chairman Mao.

Excerpt

The ruling follows a government campaign to curb “online rumors”, as the government tries to rein in social media.

The State Internet Information Office said that some of the news applications carried “pornography and obscene information and harm the physical and mental health of youngsters”, and others published false information.

Some mobile news applications also provide a channel for subscribers in China to read articles published by foreign media outlets whose articles have been blocked in China, such as the New York Times.

Mobile news applications identified include Zaker, which said it had more than 17.5 million users at the end of April, and Chouti whose slogan is: “Publish all that should not be published.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/30/net-us-china-apps-idUSBRE98T0DI20130930

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