China news websites shut for producing ‘original’ stories

China has banned some of its top Internet companies from reporting original news stories, amid concern from authorities over increasingly edgy original reporting,

The move is the latest step in what is being seen as a major crackdown by President Xi Jinping on media freedoms, and comes as media companies seek to cater to growing demand for up-to-the-minute and original news.

  • BillyHW

    Justin is full of admiration. (And all the vaginas in the room leaked, and leaked, and leaked…)

  • They can’t properly censor new news.

  • andycanuck

    Hollywood has been doing that for about 40 years now!