Weibo and Tencent Disables Comments Due To Impending Political Coup

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Weibo and Tencent have temporarily banned the comment features on both of their services following their role promoting the speculation of a political coup. The comment features being banned were allegedly pushed for by the Chinese government. The shut-down is happening up until April 3rd. The authorities also closed down 16 websites and detained 6 people. Rumors were spreading of “military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing.” Community Part member and Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai was dismissed recently causing a shock to the nation.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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