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Chinese authority orders Sina to strengthen censorship

"China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'", 12th April 2015

China's government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country's most popular news websites unless it "improves censorship"...The online portal "distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in media hype"...the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) [says]...CAC accused Sina of spreading "illegal information related to rumors, violence and terrorism", and "advocation of heresies". Chinese authorities have in the past used "heresy" to refer to content related to banned religious groups, such as the Falun Gong...China in 2013 launched a crackdown on "online rumours", with several people posting content deemed untrue jailed in a campaign seen as an attempt to rein in online debate on microblogging services...Neither Sina nor CAC could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday.