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.

六月四日是什么日子

是多年前一个运动的纪念日。现在已经没有多少人还记得当年的那些人、那些事了。

What day is June 4?

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

六月四日是什么日子

很平常的日子啊
又没什么节日
可能是某某人的纪念日吧
Original URLs:
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.
6月4日——波兰举行首次议会民主选举,团结工会候选人瓦文萨当选总理。
6月4日——伊朗总统哈梅内伊获推选为伊朗最高领袖。

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