Friday, July 13, 2012

Baidu Forum Bans Anonymous Posting, Warns Users About "Harmful Information"

On July 6, 2012, the following announcement appeared on the Baidu "Tieba Notice Board" -
[Notice] Say Goodbye to the Anonymous IP Party, Anonymous Posting Functionality on Tieba to be Taken Offline

To All Bar Friends:

Owing to the fact that currently utilization of anonymous posting to engage in malicious activities such as publishing fake ads and harmful information is running rampant, to the point where it is interfering with normal browsing and discussions between moderators and users, on July 12 Tieba will eliminate online anonymous posting, clean up Tieba's discussion environment, and safeguard the interests of the majority of the Great Bar's users.



On July 12, 2012, the following announcement (which originally appeared on the Baidu "Tieba Notice Board" on May 12, 2012) was bumped to the top of the board -
In order to safeguard everyone's common interests, please do not post any harmful information whatsoever on Bars, in order to avoid Tieba from being shut down. At the same time we would remind all our Internet friends that, with respect to those who do post harmful information on Bars, the relevant agencies of the State will pursue you to hold you legally responsible in accordance with the law.



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