What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China | PCWorld


“The West arrogantly thought they could use their social media networks as a tool to overthrow other countries, but in the end they became a victim of it,” wrote one user on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like site.

The current debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called “online rumors,” and last week a state-controlled newspaper essentially told the U.S., “I told you so.”
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