All posts for the month September, 2013

New Book on Rumors: Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

Author, Greg Dalziel, opens the book with the pertinent quote: “Rumor, I believe, is a practical necessity of human existence. It is founded upon the human longing for knowledge; it ap peals to and satisfies that social instinct which has welded individuals into communities (Chadwick 1932; 8-9).” To be sure, this book explores the existence […]

China: No Rumor Tolerance

China has taken a strict stand against Internet users for posting what the government deems as irresponsible rumors. Defamatory messages are considered serious if they have a certain about of views or shares and the new rules prohibit blackmail, extortion, and argumentative or provoking language and actions. The Chinese government has been engaged in an […]