China Vows Crackdown on Internet Rumors, Hoaxes

China is vowing anew to punish people who post rumors and falsehoods on the Internet as the government tries to rein in forums that have increasingly become sources of debate and criticism. A spokesperson for the State Internet Information Office, a regulatory body under China's Cabinet, said in a statement released that Internet rumors and hoaxes were "malignant tumors" that harm social stability.