China detains man for spreading panic on WeChat: state media

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Fric wrote:

Rupert Murdoch wouldn’t like it. And what about USID? How will they be advancing our “March of Freedom” cause? Obama must impose a very heavy sanctions on those Chinese communist.

Aug 08, 2014 11:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
morgb wrote:

According to the article, the guy flat-out lied (Police … found that it was untrue … the man had confessed that he had spread the information to try and gain attention and boost his online business as an e-commerce merchant). Is it possible that the government could claim a person is lying (when they’re not) just to silence them? Sure. But actual lies should be illegal, regardless of who tells them. http://goo.gl/ucNcHZ

Aug 08, 2014 6:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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