Sunday, January 6, 2013
Baidu and Other Search Engines Join Sina Weibo In Censoring Southern Weekend New Years Greeting Controversy
The censorship of information and discussion on the Southern Weekend New Year's Greeting controversy discussed yesterday here - http://blog.feichangdao.com/2013/01/websites-delete-articles-block.html - continued today. Here are some screenshots showing the most recent examples.
Screenshots showing that Baidu began restricting search results for the original title of the Southern Weekend New Year's Greeting - "Chinese Dream, The Dream of Constitutionalism" (中国梦 宪政梦) - to its broad white list.
Screenshots showing that Baidu began restricting search results for "Southern Weekend Open Letter" (南方周末 公开信) to its broad white list.
Screenshots taken on January 6 showing Qihoo and Sogou were restricting search results for "Southern Weekend" (南方周末) to their broad white lists.
Screenshots showing that Sina Weibo began censoring "The Chinese Dream" (中国梦)
Screenshot taken on January 6 showing that Sina Weibo is censoring "1034," an apparent reference a comment posted on a Southern Weekend Weibo post saying "Based on incompletely statistics, in 2012 the Southern Weekend's editorial board's articles were altered or deleted a total of 1034 times." (据不完全统计，2012年南方周末编辑部被改撤稿件共1034篇)