New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP
New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP

Up to three years in prison for Chinese internet users who spread rumours

Top court introduces sentences of up to three years for libellous posts forwarded over 500 times or messages leading to mass protests

New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP
New internet rules have come into effect after the central government's crackdown on online rumour-mongers. Photo: AFP
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