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Microblog rumors surge eightfold in China (2)

By Xu Ruizhe (Jiefang Daily)

15:24, December 22, 2011

Rumor-refuting organizations have also grown rapidly. Most of them are non-governmental. Regarding microblog operator, the weibo.com has established a special rumor-exposing platform. Meanwhile, the "rumor mill," koukr.com and some other organizations have also become China's first batch of public rumor-refuting organizations. They not only operate websites but also use microblogs to refute rumors. In 2011, a "rumor-refuting alliance" consisting of professors and lawyers were also established.

According to statistics, currently, 78.4 percent of microblog rumors are disclosed and clarified within two days, of which 30 percent was exposed on the first day and more than 30 percent revealed on the second day after the rumors was published. The interval between the appearance and the exposing of the rumor is narrowing gradually.

The report believes that factors such as the "We Media", multimedia integration, non-real-name registration and online "opinion leader" could foster microblog rumors, which brings negative effects to the social stability and development.

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Canada at 2011-12-2270.36.49.*
Likely the CIA is contributing to the rumours. They spread lies and false information all over the world to destablize countries to further U.S. interests.
  

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