A Twitter-style service offered by a government-linked news site in China was
hacked and has since gone offline, according to screenshots posted on the Web.
A microblog service launched Tuesday by the Web site of the People’s Daily,
the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party, added to the growing number of
Twitter-style services offered in China but became inaccessible by Wednesday.
Screenshots posted in Chinese online forums showed the service before it went
offline bombarding visitors with a set of pop-up messages apparently added by a