Thursday, May 19, 2011

A complaint filed against Baidu for censorship in New York

The Chinese search engine Baidu is the subject of a complaint, filed Wednesday in New York by eight people who accuse him of cooperating directly with the Chinese government to censor texts in favor of democracy. This is the first trial based on violations of the U.S. Constitution to support a complaint against a foreign search engine, using the fact that Baidu is accessible from the United States.

The complaint accuses Baidu, the leading search engine in China, of complicity with censorship established by Beijing, for example with regard to images of Tiananmen Square uprising of 1989, systematically expunged search results in China mainland . The plaintiffs, advocates Democrats also accused Baidu of censoring their texts in its search results.

"We believe that a private company acting as an agent of a foreign state to limit freedom of expression, and acts within the borders of the United States in violation of the First Amendment [of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees Freedom of expression], "said plaintiffs' counsel. After a long standoff with Beijing, precipitated by an attempted hijacking extent that he thought the object, Google had decided last year to channel google.

cn by Hong Kong, which is not subject to the same censorship that mainland China.

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