Global Politics

China Cracks Down on Social Media Sites Over 'Rumors'

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Logo of Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo.

Over the weekend, China cracked down on Internet use, including shutting off the comments section of the Chinese version of Twitter — Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo.

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It has made Chinese Internet users both indignant and curious about what the government wants to hide.

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Beijing.