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Internet Society of China: Resisting Internet Rumors

On April 8, 2012, the Internet Society of China published an open statement calling for the Internet industry to resist the spread of rumors on the Internet and create a civilized Internet environment that would abide by the law. The statement asserted that Internet rumors had become a public threat and had caused serious harm to the public interest, national security, and social stability. It asked for the industry to exercise measures to resist the rumors and create a healthy and civilized Internet environment.

Xinhua also followed up with another article titled “Crack Down on Internet Rumors; the Public Actively Supports and Vows to Uphold a Clean Internet Environment.” It described the dissatisfaction that the general public has towards the rumors and quoted a number of people who use the Internet as supporting the statement that the Internet Society of China issued.

Source: Xinhua, April 8, 2012