Wednesday’s launch in Beijing of a national platform to alert the public to online ‘rumours’, to be operated by Xinhua, the state news agency. Photo: Xinhua

China launches Piyao platform to crack down on online ‘rumours’

Mobile app run by state news agency will broadcast news from state-controlled media and raise risk of prison terms for ‘rumours’ posted on social media

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Wednesday’s launch in Beijing of a national platform to alert the public to online ‘rumours’, to be operated by Xinhua, the state news agency. Photo: Xinhua
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