Sunday, June 5, 2016

Baidu Censors Information About June 4, 1989 In its Forum, Knowledge, and Encyclopedia Services

This screenshot was taken on June 4, 2016, and shows Baidu banned users from establishing a forum about “Tiananmen” (天安门) on its PostBar (贴吧) product.
These screenshots show that on June 4, 2016, Baidu deleted two questions about “What Day is June 4?” from its “Knowledge” (Zhidao 知道) product.

 Here are the deleted questions and answers:
What day is June 4?

Its a day that’s commemorates a movement many years ago. Nowadays there’s not many people who still remember the people or events of that year.



What day is June 4?

Ah, a most ordinary day.
There’s no holiday or anything.
Perhaps its a day that certain people commemorate.


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Here are what Baidu’s Encyclopedia (Baike 百科) article for "1989" says were the only major events on June 4:
June 4 -- Poland holds its first democratic elections, Lech Walesa of the Solidarity Party is elected Premier.
June 4 -- Iranian President Ayatollah Khomeini is chosen as Iran's supreme leader.