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    Jon Huntsman at the Chamber event in Nashua Friday, August 5, 2011.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Huntsman knows facts about China, voices them frequently

There are 500 million Internet users “and 80 million bloggers who are driving discussions in China. … So you’ve got a lot of people voicing frustration and discontent.”

* Jon Huntsman on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in a campaign appearance in Milford, N.H.

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Our ruling:

Huntsman said there are 500 million Internet users in China and 80 million bloggers, “so you’ve got a lot of people voicing frustration and discontent.”

He’s right about the 500 million and his estimate on bloggers is low, but his underlying point is valid. But it’s worth noting that experts say the vast majority of bloggers are writing about social rather than political topics. On balance, we rate his claim Mostly True.

To read the full story, go to www.politifact.com/subjects/new-hampshire-2012