“China’s influential microblogs, which over the last few years have emerged as a challenge to the monopoly of the state media, have fallen silent for the first time after being penalised over the spread of coup rumours.

Two major Chinese microblogging sites, weibo.com and t.qq.com, known as Chinese Twitters with about 300 million microblogger subscribers have suspended comment functions after they were punished for allowing rumours to spread, state run Shanghai Daily reported.” DNA India.

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