Monday, May 26, 2014

China's Major Internet Companies Censor Searches About Man Whose Legs Were Crushed by a Tank in 1989

This screenshot was taken on May 25, 2014 and shows that a search on Sina Weibo for “Fang Zheng’s Legs” (方政 双腿) returns one result - a post with a photo of many in a wheelchair with both legs missing and the caption: “Fang Zheng’s legs were crushed by a tank traveling at high speed.” (方政双腿被高速行驶的坦克车碾过。)

 These screenshots show were taken on the same day, and show that the same search on Baidu, Qihoo, and Tecent’s Weibo returns a censorship notice.