BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours. Qin Zhihui – among hundreds of bloggers reportedly detained in an official campaign to assert greater control over China’s popular social media – was found guilty of “slander” and “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”, state broadcaster CCTV said. China has said the rumour crackdown launched last year is aimed at maintaining social order, but rights groups have accused Beijing of limiting freedom of speech online to protect the ruling Communist Party. Prosecutors at a Beijing district court said Qin had “impacted society and seriously harmed social order” by posting a series of inaccurate reports on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter, the official Xinhua news agency said.
China. The most backwards fucking place in the world. Where they put bloggers in jail for rumors but if you have a daughter you’re allowed to leave her on a mountainside to starve to death. Makes sense. Hey you wanna film videos of girls stepping on bunny rabbits and crushing gerbils and shit, go for it! But don’t you dare pick a quarrel on the internet!
Can you imagine if these were the rules over here? Pres would be doing 25 to Life. He might have gotten a life sentence for this right here:
Sprinkle in a little Edgartown Sharks and China probably would have given him the chair. God Bless America, I suppose. Where bloggers can do whatever they want with zero repercussion.