Thursday, May 1, 2014

Searching For “Tiananmen Massacre” on Baidu - 2005 vs. 2014

These screenshots show that in 2005 Baidu was not censoring searches for “Tiananmen Massacre” in English. Baidu returned results from Wikipedia, Flickr, and Today, Baidu restricts results for that same search to its own web properties and about a dozen websites operated by the central government.

These screenshots show that, while Baidu does in fact include Flickr and Wikipedia in its search index, it tells users searching for “tiananmen massacre” on those sites that it cannot find any results.

 These screenshots show that Baidu no longer includes in its index. That website is operated by supporters of the Tiananmen Mothers (天安门母亲).