China restricts local media from sourcing info from Internet

Posted in: Censorship at 12/11/2011 19:22

[IDG] China has released new rules limiting the nation's media outlets from sourcing unverified information from the Internet, in its continuing bid to crack down on online rumors.

China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) posted the new regulations on Friday, stating that the measures would prevent fabricated information from reaching traditional media outlets.

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China cracks down on media use of the internet for stories [AP]
China's censors are trying to keep online criticism and rumours from reaching a broader audience, issuing new orders prohibiting the media from reporting internet postings before they have been verified.

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