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China Social Media Crackdown: 6 Arrested, 16 Websites Closed

News spread through the Chinese Internet as the country woke up to the following on Saturday, March 31, 2012: six people had been arrested and 16 websites closed for “fabricating or disseminating online rumors,” according to China’s National Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police, as official news agency Xinhua reported. The same report stated […]

Is Facebook Trying to Re-enter China?

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come back to China. Several local journalists and netizens spotted him and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in Shanghai last Tuesday, March 27, and once more, rumors spread like fire through the Internet: Is the king of social media working on its reappearance in China? Although Zuckerberg alleged it was just a […]