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Chinese law criminalizes online posts that are read by more than 5,000 people or reblogged more than 500 times
It took a little more than a week for China to make its first arrest under a controversial new law against "online rumors," which criminalizes popular online posts—those by more than 5,000 people or reblogged more than 500 times—that start or spread false information. Police announced they had placed a 16-year-old boy identified only by the surname "Yang" under criminal detention for a post on weibo—the popular Chinese form of microblogging—that criticized their handling of a suicide case in Gansu Province.
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