News Snapshot: Chinese internet platforms must crack down on the spread of online rumours and guard their "fields of responsibility", state media outlet the People's Daily wrote in a commentary published Thursday. The comments come amid an ongoing regulatory tightening on technology companies. The piece's author, Zhang Tianpei, argued that curbing online rumours was especially important in the current period of preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.As the coronavirus persists, "Internet rumours are even more harmful, and must be attacked strictly in accordance with the law, in order to ensure healthy operation of the internet." "To build a good network, multiple…