Activists planning to appeal US judge's ruling that treated Baidu's censorship as free speech

By Himanshu Arora ยท 6 replies
Mar 31, 2014
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  1. Just a few days after a US judge ruled that the Chinese search engine Baidu has the right to block pro-democracy speech from its search results, the group of activists, who filed the original lawsuit is now planning to appeal...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    So a search engine available only in china and no where else is being treated like its the first thing to happen since world war 2.... EVERY country has something like this even china has a closed off search engine and where are the activists in the US trying to sue them??? Thats right THEY ARENT!!!


    So after a bit of research about the company I have seen that it is available worldwide but censors some stuff which tbh isnt new at all and no one should really care not unless it blocks access to certain stuff which it doesnt so no harm done.

    I think that the US Judge should also tell others that google can push their products first like they used too before some noob sued them for competiton scamming thingy as microsoft was scared that they werent getting on page 1 when anyone searched for anything.

    Which google own the search engine so why in the hell aren't they allowed to choose what goes on and gets taken out and what shows first its their product for gods sake!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2014
  3. You mean just like all those pansies who sued Microsoft because they couldn't figure out how to download other browsers, thus forcing Microsoft to advertise its competitors on its own platform? I don't however see Google being forced to offer IE, or any other one for that matter, as an alternative on all android devices, so that's pretty much double standards right there. I guess its a viscous world, so get used to it!
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  4. If I understood wastedkill correctly, I think I agree with him. Although search engines should show you whatever it is your searching for, those servers belong to the respective companies and thus would be their right to display, or not display, whatever they chose.

    ...but since I'm not too familiar with this topic, I reserve the right to change my mind! :p
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    I thought there were laws that require the media to give equal time to all
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    It's not a law. Equal time is an FCC rule that applies only to political candidates. It's not the same as the FCC's fairness doctrine, which is no longer in effect.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,693

    It is a search engine. If you don't get what you want, use a different search engine. I've been doing this for nearly 20 years.

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