MySpace, my rules

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"I don't think anyone got killed there!" responded Wendy Deng, wife of Rupert Murdoch, when asked about China's treatment of the people of Tibet.

"Everybody in Tibet has mobile phones and the ability to send a message."

Not so if you try sending a message on MySpace China, part of the Murdoch empire. The social networking website does not allow topics to be posted on subjects such as the Dalai Lama or Tibetan independence.

Just to be sure, the website also encourages users to report "misconduct" should anyone be "endangering national security, subverting the government, and spreading rumours or disturbing the social order".

So concerned was Rupert Murdoch that nothing should derail his ambitions to break the Chinese market that he has made Deng "strategy chief" for the website.