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  Updated: 2013-09-15 (Xinhua)


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Celebrity blogger Xue Charles Bi-Chuen is interrogated after being detained over allegations of soliciting prostitution in Beijing on August 29. [Photo/CFP]


On Friday, in a Beijing detention center, the avuncular figure recalled his journey to becoming an influential online voice.

Three years ago, the Chinese-American was no a nobody on weibo with only a few thousand followers.

The Spring Festival of 2011 was his first period of amassing a huge following, he said in a talk with the police. Operating as "Xue Manzi" on weibo, at that time he promoted a campaign to help rescue abducted children, after which his number of followers leapt to several hundreds of thousands.

In May, 2011, when he announced he had been diagnosed with cancer, his microblog account was soon followed by over 1 million.

Later, Sina began to automatically recommend him, along with other celebrities including former Google China president Kai-fu Lee and actress Yao Chen, to new bloggers. He also began to frequently appear on magazine covers, television shows and at charity events.

The number of his disciples then soared to over 10 million, making Xue one of the first "big Vs with 10 million fans". "V" is a sign put at the end of the names of bloggers whose profiles are verified as genuine.

Xue said that he was very careful when reposting in the beginning. "I only wrote or reposted things within my professional field. I would not comment on news about which I did not have a knowledge of and I would always investigate the sources of news before retweeting."

But gradually he became careless and unscrupulous and was eager to forward and comment on almost anything he saw. "Cause on one side it saved time and on the other side I thought I would not be held responsible as I am not the original writer," said Xue.

"Every morning I log on my weibo account, I see thousands of messages from followers. Even a minister would not receive so many invitations from 30 provinces and cities everyday," he said, adding companies or places would soon benefit after his "recommendation."

Xue said he issued about 85,000 posts via his weibo account, including unverified information proven to be rumors later. He also posted some advertisements to make money.

"My irresponsibility in spreading information online was a vent of negative mood, and was a neglect of the social mainstream," Xue said. His sober demeanor was different from the arrogance of two weeks ago when he was taken into detention.

Referring to China's latest move to criminalize online rumors spreading,Xue said "freedom of speech cannot override the law".

According to a judicial interpretation effective on Tuesday, one could face defamation charges if online rumors he post are viewed by more than 5,000 Internet users or retweeted more than 500 times.

"It is a good beginning," said Xue, adding after several years of "wild growing," the Internet has been filled with lots of things that exceeds the legal and moral bottom lines and is in urgent need to be cleaned and put in order.

The police said they are investigating many netizens' reports that Xue's activities on the Internet involved crimes.

Xue warned other big Vs to stay alert and not to go down his road.

He offered to appear handcuffed as a negative example to publicize the online rumors crackdown.








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A still image shows a police officer escorting Qin Zhihui, right, in this screen grab from CCTV on Aug 21, 2013. [Photo/icpress.cn]


Qin Zhihui, better known by his online name, Qin Huohuo, on Friday pleaded guilty that he made rumors online.

The trial of Qin, accused of using the Internet to spread rumors, began in a Beijing court at 9 am on Friday.

Qin was charged with fabricating 3,000 rumors in three years.

Last year, Beijing police smashed a company that allegedly made and spread fake information on websites for profit, and arrested Qin Zhihui and Yang Xiuyu, who in August were accused of fabricating online rumors and harming others' reputations, the Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court said in a statement on April 8.

They are also suspected of the crimes of provoking trouble and illegal business operations.

A police investigation found that Qin and Yang, posting under the handle "Lierchaisi," conspired to make up information to lure followers on China's equivalent of Twitter Weibo and influence opinion leaders online.

The deceptive information includes accusations that the government had granted 200 million yuan ($32.7 million) in compensation to a foreign passenger who died in a bullet train accident in 2011. The rumor was retweeted 12,000 times in two hours and provoked anger among Chinese Internet users.

According to the police, the suspects posted false information about Lei Feng, the country's most famous Good Samaritan, accusing the late model of leading a luxurious life. The post quickly spread online and was reported to the police by netizens.

The suspects also exploited in 2011 the Guo Meimei scandal, whereby a woman who claimed to head an organization linked with the Red Cross Society of China and posted photos online detailing her lavish lifestyle.

The scandal greatly damaged the charity agency's credibility and donations have plunged as a result.

Also, the pair allegedly started rumors that local civil servants must donate money to the red cross society and maligned the country's charity system.

Qin and Yang have confessed to police that netizens should be manipulated to believe that they are the "victims of social injustice" and only "anti-social activities could help them vent their dissatisfaction."

China has carried out a campaign since 2013 to crack down on online rumors, and government authorities said netizens should bear in mind basic moral principles and deter false information to create a sound cyber realm.


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seneca Post time: 2014-4-12 14:12
The biggest rumour-mongers and gossips are the unprofessional journalists working for the state me ...
.....but these hacks work totally protected and will never be punished.
Are you referring to yourself?

你指的是你自己吗?

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This post was edited by sansukong at 2014-4-12 15:16
seneca Post time: 2014-4-12 14:54
Maybe we can send you an INTELLIGENCE BOOSTER rocket to help you understand English posts in the ...

You are, as what your past and present records have shown and indicated you to be, in this forum. Anyone can see that!
你是, 你的过去的记录显示和表示, 在本次论坛。任何人都可以看到!



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RE: Like a online king' - celebrity blogger Xue's story

A better and more accurate description of you would be: The Most Unproductive & Deceitful Writer..... (a writer of Lies and Disinformation.)
一个更好的,更准确的描述的,你会是:最具非生产性的和骗人的编写器   .....
(一个作家的谎言和造谣。)


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seneca Post time: 2014-4-12 20:35
Oh, you don't need to write in your clumsy Minglish: just copy and paste from my profile: "CHINA ...

A better and more accurate description of you would be: The Most Unproductive & Deceitful Writer..... (a writer of Lies and Disinformation.)
一个更好的,更准确的描述的,你会是:最具非生产性的和骗人的编写器   .....
(一个作家的谎言和造谣。)


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FIRST NATIONS ( LAKOTA PEOPLE ) Heartbreaking - (Google Search for video) "to stay true to who you are. Never allow anyone make you different or think different about what it is you are created to be ...

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