A man from Beijing was sentenced to nine months in prison and fined 1,000 yuan (US$150) for making a joke about joining Islamic State on the social media platform WeChat. Photo: Shutterstock

Comment about Islamic State on social media lands Chinese man in prison

Internet users question how authorities found out about message made in a private WeChat group

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A man from Beijing was sentenced to nine months in prison and fined 1,000 yuan (US$150) for making a joke about joining Islamic State on the social media platform WeChat. Photo: Shutterstock
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