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China Makes Arrests, Shuts Down Websites Over Coup Rumors
Posted By admin On March 31, 2012 @ 1:20 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
BBC News 
March 31, 2012
Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing, officials say.
The web posts were picked up last week by media outlets around the world, amid uncertainty caused by the ouster of top political leader Bo Xilai.
The State Internet Information Office (SIIO) said the rumours had a “very bad influence on the public”.
Two popular microblogs have temporarily stopped users from posting comments.
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