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Friday, 03 May 2013 16:12

China Cracks Down on Internet Bird Flu Rumors

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have detained two Internet users for allegedly spreading rumors about the new bird flu virus on the nation's top Twitter-like microblogging site, Sina Weibo.

The two Internet users, surnamed Li and Gong, deliberately created the online rumors as a way to draw attention, according to a Thursday posting from China's State Internet Information Office.