Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship
Posted in: Censorship at 19/05/2011 16:05
Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest search engine of conspiring with the country's government to censor pro-democracy speech.
The lawsuit claims violations of the U.S. Constitution, and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer, is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.
New Yorkers sue China over internet censorship
Eight New York residents are suing China and its biggest search engine company, accusing Baidu of conspiring with the government to censor pro-democracy content.
The lawsuit claims violations of the US constitution, and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer, is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move, it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.