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China - Authorities lift microblog restriction but still have Internet comments in their sights

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the three-day ban on posting comments on other people's accounts in the two main Chinese microblogging services, Sina Weibo et Tencent QQ, which was finally lifted today. The authorities had imposed the ban on 31 March ostensibly to combat “harmful rumours.” The media freedom organization is disturbed by this kind of restriction, which is indicative of the government's feverish concern about the information circulating on the Internet in China, and is liable (...)

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