Baidu Sued for Helping With Chinese Internet Censorship

Baidu Sued for Helping With Chinese Internet Censorship

By Helena Zhu
Epoch Times Staff

Created: May 18, 2011Last Updated: May 18, 2011

Facebook icon Facebook Digg icon Digg StumbleUpon icon StumbleUpon Twitter icon Twitter Print |                                E-mail to a friend |                                Give feedback

Related articles: China > Democracy and Human Rights

Baidu Inc., owner of China’s biggest search engine, was sued on Wednesday by eight New York residents for conspiring with the Chinese regime to censor pro-democracy speech. (The Epoch Times)

Baidu Inc., owner of China’s biggest search engine, was sued on  Wednesday for conspiring with the Chinese regime to censor pro-democracy  speech on the Internet.

In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, eight Chinese residents in New York seek $16 million in damages from the company and the Chinese regime after their “writing, publications, and coverage of pro-democracy events” were banned from thesearch engine,  according to  Bloomberg News.

The complaint said that the defendants violate the U.S. Constitution  because the censorship also affects search results in the United States. The plaintiffs, who are pro-democracy activists, also charge Baidu and the Chinese regime for violating New York State civil rights law.

“We allege a private company is acting as the arm and agent of a foreign state to suppress political speech, and permeate U.S. borders to violate the First Amendment,” Stephen Preziosi, the lawyer for the  plaintiffs, told Reuters in an interview.

In China, search results for terms deemed sensitive by the Chinese  regime are routinely filtered out and blocked. China also blocks social  networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Google’s YouTube, and  Twitter.


About floweroftheheart ஐ 精彩代理看真实世界 ஐ 突..破..网..络..封..锁,可于此下载免费软件: (软件已崁入word文件内) 自2004年12月3日起退党(/团/队)人数: 125,607,496( [请用破网软件进入] 《九评共产党》 [请用破网软件进入]
本篇發表於 未分類。將永久鏈結加入書籤。


在下方填入你的資料或按右方圖示以社群網站登入: Logo

您的留言將使用 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Google+ photo

您的留言將使用 Google+ 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Twitter picture

您的留言將使用 Twitter 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )


您的留言將使用 Facebook 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )


連結到 %s