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People’s Daily Calls for Extinguishing the Fire of Rumors on the Internet

On August 29, 2013, People’s Daily published an article calling for the “fire” of rumors on the Internet to be extinguished. The article referred to the frequent users of the Internet who have recently been imprisoned as "the mice running on the streets that everyone wants to whack with a stick. According to the article, those who spread “rumors” frequently on the Internet create chaos in the name of “anti-corruption,” “fairness,” and “freedom.”

"What they talk about is sanctimonious, but what they do is dirty and shameful."

Source: People’s Daily, August 29, 2013