The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
Find and delete news related to an investigation into Song Zuying.
Set “Song Zuying + bad news,” “Song Zuying + army disciplinary inspection commission,” etc. as forbidden search terms. (July 15, 2014)
将“宋祖英 出事” 、“宋祖英 军纪委”等内容设置为搜索禁词。
Amid the Xi administration’s crackdown on Party corruption, online rumors are rampant about the possibility of an inspection into Party member and PLA navy singer Song Zuying for misappropriating military funds. Though these rumors have yet to be confirmed, numerous search terms related to Song are currently blocked on Weibo.
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