Monday, August 27, 2007

Yahoo, Google cooperate with China Human Rights abuse

"A human rights group in the US is suing Yahoo for alleged complicity in rights abuses and acts of torture in China."

  • APPARENTLY ACTS OF TORTURE AND ABUSE DON'T BOTHER MLB, INC. OR THE MLB PLAYERS ASSN. Of course after they choked on rancid air and food, maybe they were in a hurry to cut deals. (sm)

"One journalist cited in the case was tracked down and jailed for 10 years for subversion after Yahoo passed on his email and IP address to officials.

  • Yahoo insists it must comply with local laws in areas where it operates.

But it acknowledges that providing Chinese officials with information has enabled them to make arrests.

De-listed sites

Strict laws exist in China to regulate the internet. (A) journalist... was jailed for posting comments critical of government corruption on the web.

  • Yahoo is not the only internet company accused of collaborating with Chinese authorities. Rival Google freely admits to blocking politically sensitive items on their China website.

Whole websites - including media sources - are eliminated from Yahoo and Google in China.

De-listed sites are skipped over when the search engine trawls the web for results.

  • The internet firms argue it is better to offer Chinese users some information than none at all." (Right) sm
From BBC, 8/27/07, "Yahoo in China Human Rights Case."

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