China airs confession by detained blogger amid online rumor crackdown

File photo of a man visiting Sina's Weibo microblogging site in ShanghaiBEIJING (Reuters) – One of China's best known online commentators appeared in state media on Sunday to admit to spreading irresponsible internet posts after China adopted tough measures to crack down on online rumors. People will be charged with defamation if posts online that contain rumors are visited by 5,000 internet users or reposted more than 500 times, according to a judicial interpretation issued this month by China's top court and prosecutor. …


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