A Chinese clampdown on online rumour-mongers has netted 27 staff at Shui Jun Shi Wan, a firm which specialises in seeding stories across its microblogging network of 220 million followers. Spreading false rumours is illegal in China, but has been big business for companies like Shui Jun Shi Wan, which hired out its Sina Weibo ( …
Over here in Canada our tax dollars finance those who "correct misinformation" about our ruling party and spread mendacious rumours about those who torment Our Illustrious Leader on the forums.
I can remember.
"Societies around the world are struggling with questions about what's acceptable online."
I can remember pre-internet. It's now such a shemozzle I'm beginning to think the world was a better place back then. At least it was simpler.
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