The government and Internet operators must make joint efforts to address online rumors, the official news agency said, citing Liu Zhengrong, a senior official with the State Internet Information Office. China has closed 42 websites since mid-March and detained six people as it cracks down on rumor-mongering.
Sina.com and Baidu.com promised to cooperate with the government, improving self-management and taking effective measures to stop rumors, according to the report.
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