LINK: ‘Spreading Rumors’ Online in China Will Get You in Jail
November 8, 2015
| According to a new piece of Chinese
legislation signed into law on Nov. 1, netizens found guilty of
“spreading rumors” or “fabricated information” online can be jailed for
up to seven years. The ninth amendment to China’s
criminal law was passed on Aug. 29 this year in the 16th meeting of the
National People’s Congress Standing Committee.