Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua
Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua

Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours

Qin Zhihui, the first blogger sentenced under rules Beijing introduced last year to control social media, jailed for 'slander' and 'picking quarrels and provoking troubles'

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Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua
Qin Zhihui, known as 'Qinhuohuo' in cyberspace, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for creating and spreading online rumours. Photo: Xinhua
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