Sina (SINA -1.1%), Tencent (TCEHY.PK), and other Chinese Internet firms have been "punished" in...

|About: Sina Corporation (SINA)|By:, SA News Editor

Sina (SINA -1.1%), Tencent (TCEHY.PK), and other Chinese Internet firms have been "punished" in an unspecified manner for enabling the spread of unfounded rumors about a coup d'etat in Beijing, reports state wire service Xinhua. Chinese authorities have long been uneasy about the ability of Sina's Weibo and other web messaging platforms to spread uncensored information and opinions.