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China to Crack Down on ‘Vile Effect’ of Journalism

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Citizens of China can rest easy, knowing that their authoritarian government has taken steps to protect them from the “vile effect” of independent journalism.

As the UK Guardian puts it, this bold crackdown on thoughtcrime involves Beijing forbidding big Internet portals like Netease, Sina, and Sohu from reporting on “social and political issues.”

From now on, all such reporting must come from government-controlled “news” services, with “enhanced” penalties awaiting the defiant. – READ MORE

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