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    China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens
    Bloomberg News
    July 25, 2016 — 12:25 AM EDT
    Updated on July 25, 2016 — 5:54 AM EDT
    ' Internet portals must shut all original reporting operations
    Web services can now carry only state-approved media news

    China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries.

    The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Inc. and NetEase Inc., Chinese media reported in identically worded articles citing an unidentified official from the agency’s Beijing office. The companies have “seriously violated” internet regulations by carrying plenty of news content obtained through original reporting, causing “huge negative effects,” according to a report that appeared in The Paper on Sunday...

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    This is so ridiculous.

    We have tracked the increasingly more restrictive press freedoms (not) for years.

    The action to close all independent reporting on the internet will not work because people know the truth anyway. The more a government works to dampen information flow, the more people will lose confidence in that government..

    This is a sign of a desperate regime who is losing control of the general populace.
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