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Chinese censors scrub emoji tributes to Nobel winner

BEIJING: China's censors raced Friday to scrub social media networks of candles, RIP and other tributes to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo as they seek to silence discussion about the prominent dissident's death. The 61-year-old democracy activist died Thursday from liver cancer while under heavy police guard at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang -- but most Chinese remain clueless about his death or even who he was. A search for news of his death on Chinese search engine Baidu turned up no results and China's…