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Report: China Made Epidemic Worse by Censoring Coronavirus News

A report published by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab on Tuesday charged the Chinese government with heavily censoring news and discussion of the coronavirus outbreak beginning at the end of December. The report noted that China’s broad censorship practices could “restrict vital communication related to disease information and prevention.”

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 21: A Chinese man wears a protective mask as he crosses a footbridge over the 2nd Ring Road during a busier rush hour than in the last weeks on February 21, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of the deadly new coronavirus COVID-19 being …