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As China tightens controls on social media, some users seek refuge under the radar

The new rules were just the latest blow for some users who have recently sought refuge elsewhere from China’s dominant social-media sites, saying the levels of censorship and harassment online have grown intolerable (Photo: Reuters)Premium
The new rules were just the latest blow for some users who have recently sought refuge elsewhere from China’s dominant social-media sites, saying the levels of censorship and harassment online have grown intolerable (Photo: Reuters)
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Many quit the country's dominant sites, citing new requirements to confirm their identities and display their IP locations

When one of China’s largest social-media sites began displaying her computer’s location on the network, Iris Lin decided it was time to get off the Twitter-like Weibo platform, saying she felt threatened by the loss of privacy as rising nationalism has led to harassment of internet users.

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