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Rumor-mongering website closed in Wuhan

By Huang Zhiling | | Updated: 2013-08-30 21:50

Police in Wuhan, Hubei province, have seized a website spreading rumors online and deleted negatives news, the Wuhan Evening News reported on Aug 30.

Police have arrested 27 people from the website company, including the boss, a man named Tang.

The company, set up three years ago, has hired 600 post writers in 28 provinces and cities, and has 312 VIP accounts and 220 million fans nationwide.

In May this year, a whistle-blower told police that the website benefited from illegal business.

For example, an investigation showed the website falsely claimed in September that a famous liquor brand had quality problems after mixing alcohol with industrial flavoring after receiving money from a client.

The company also deleted negative news online when clients paid for the service, police said.

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