Monday, October 6, 2014

Watch: Social Media Results for "Peacefully Occupy Central" Disappear from Baidu

These screenshots show that on September 29, 2014, Baidu began censoring search results for “Peacefully Occupy Central” (和平占中). One consequence of Baidu’s censorship is that social media results are no longer displayed.

These screenshots illustrate the impact of Baidu’s censorship: before the censorship the majority of results for a search for “Peacefully Occupy Central” restricted to the domain were from Sina’s blogging platform. After the censorship, there are no blog results.