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China Shuts Down 50 Websites, Social Media Accounts

China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to "publishing political news without a permit," Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said Tuesday. The government is cracking down on unwanted material online. Critics say the increasing restrictions further limit free speech in the one-party Communist state. Authorities shut 17 public pages on the mobile social messaging app Weixin, also known as WeChat in English, as well as 24...

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