Chinese man held for posting "rumours" on foreign website

A 62-year-old Chinese man was today detained by police for posting "rumours" on a foreign website for monetary considerations, state media reported.

China crackdown on online rumours seen as ploy to nail critics

Spreading rumours is common on Weibo, and there is little protection against defamation.

China defends internet curbs to contain online rumours

Brushing aside criticism against tough, new measures to stop the spread of rumours through microblogs, China on Tuesday defended the move claiming that the new rules had broad support among Chinese internet users.

Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online rumours were evidence of terrorists resorting to cyber space.