China Eases Web Crackdown
Posted in: Censorship at 03/04/2012 14:00
China's popular microblogging services lifted a three-day ban on user comments on Tuesday morning, ending government-imposed limits that illustrate Beijing's efforts to meet the challenge the Internet poses to its traditional grip on information and the media.
The nation's two largest Twitter-like microblogging operators, Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., at 8 a.m. Tuesday allowed users to resume commenting on one another's posts. The commenting function is a key feature for the two companies' hundreds of millions of users, allowing for fast-paced and freewheeling online conversations.