China’s Baidu, Sina And Tencent Promises To Work With Government To Fight Against ‘Harmful Information’ On Internet

Posted on Apr 11 2012 - 8:37am by Editorial Staff

According to AFP report, China’s three top internet giant – Baidu, Sina and Tencent, have planned to work together with the government in order to end harmful information on the internet.  Last month, unsubstantiated speculation emerged online about a coup led by security chief Zhou Yongkang, following the dismissal of rising political star Bo Xilai as Communist Party chief of a major city in a rare, public scandal resulting into shutting down dozen of websites, making arrests and punishing the two popular microblogs run by Sina and Tencent.

In comments carried Tuesday on China’s state television, Sina, Tencent and Baidu — another popular web portal — pledged to “firmly support and cooperate with relevant government departments in cracking down and probing web rumours.” We “must shoulder social responsibility, strengthen supervision of harmful information and adopt effective measures,” said Tencent chief administration officer Chen Yidan.

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