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The Chinese government’s unprecedented crack down on online rumours is forcing some of those with verified accounts on the country’s hugely popular weibo microblogs to lower their profile by giving up their verified status. The “Big Vs”, as they have become known in the Middle Kingdom, are those high profile Sina Weibo users who …

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Oh dear

Crikey, if this were to happen here we'd all be jailed for gossiping,

Have you heard Apple might release a retina screen ipad mini.........

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Re: Oh dear

How do you like your porridge?

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Re: How do you like your porridge?

You think there's a choice?

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Re: How do you like your porridge?

Um, sharing a cell with Fletcher...

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Could be worse

Wasn't too long ago we were equipping gossips with a Scold's Bridle (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29117/29117-h/29117-h.htm#Page_276), perhaps an inventive body will adapt the the concept and start to manufacture some variant of the traditional finger trap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_finger_trap) :o)

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Communist party must have lots of gossip if they're so worried about gossipers. Like who's bnking who, who's Audi has gold tea cup warmers , etc.

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Paranoid!

W O W!

The Chinese don't do anything to help themselves do they?

"Beijing has ordered a major clamp down on so-called “online rumours” which could see jail time for those post popular tweets the authorities don’t like."

Really? What Nazis! You must be a cold hearted bast*rd to work for their regime.

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Charles Xue punished for working with social media company

You don't get millions of fans without some social media marketing company puffing up your numbers. The same company was involved in paid negative opinion generation, which went beyond business wars into political wars because Xue couldn't help himself. By the way, that social media marketing company is toast but the news is very hidden.

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