Friday, November 19, 2010

Chinese Woman Sentenced to a Year for Twitter Post - NYTimes.com

Insufficient context-setting can be very expensive

The woman, Cheng Jianping, 46, was accused of “disturbing social order” for resending a Twitter message from her fiancĂ© that mocked young nationalists who held anti-Japanese rallies in several cities last month. The original message sarcastically goaded protesters to go beyond the smashing of Japanese products and express their fury at the heavily policed expo site.

Ms. Cheng added the words: “Charge, angry youth.”

Chinese Woman Sentenced to a Year for Twitter Post - NYTimes.com

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