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Popular Websites Warned for Carrying Illegal Unauthorized News Contents

Guangming Daily reported that a number of popular websites including Sina, Sohu, 163, and ifeng, received warnings from the Beijing Internet Information Office for carrying illegal unauthorized news contents. According to the article, these websites violated article number 16 of the recent news reporting regulation that the State Internet Information Office issued. It requires that "all media outlets must only report the news from authorized news channels, must disclose the news source, and must not alter the contents." The article pointed out, “These websites published a large number of news reports which they sourced and edited themselves.” It continued, “These websites were ordered to pay a fine and must take corrective actions immediately.”

Source: Guangming Daily, July 25 2016