Censorship Vault: Wave of Exaggeration

Note from the Translator: Canyu.org is now posting these notices quite intermittently. Further translations will be posted as soon as original materials are available.
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005 to 2007. According to Canyu, the directives were issued by the Beijing Municipal Network Propaganda Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to Canyu by insiders. China Copyright and Media has not verified the source. The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media. 9 August 2007, 09:33:30 First Level: According to investigations, “2000 Students in Liaoning Expose Themselves to Sunlight for Four Hours, Seeking Guinness Record” is an inaccurate report, all websites are requested to deal with it according to the following requirements: (1) Websites must not reprint it, where it has been reprinted, please delete it immediately; (2) Forums, blogs and other interactive segments are not to post or discuss this. 9 August 2007, 09:40:48 First Level: Concerning reports and comments on “Korean Network Real Name System Does Not Avoid Malicious Posts–In Contradiction to Government Intentions”: (1) Websites must not reprint it, where it has been reprinted, please delete it immediately; (2) Related content is not to be posted or discussed in forums or blogs. 9 August 2007, 11:09:13 Second Level: Concerning the outcome of the Wu Lihong court hearing in Jiangsu, all websites are requested to only reprint Xinhua copy. 9 August 2007, 17:49:32, Zhong Fu Supplementary requirement concerning reports on the Wu Lihong court hearing in Jiangsu: information concerning the trial of Wu Lihong, who is suspected of blackmail, all websites are only to reprint copy from Xinhua and other main central ...
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