Baidu’s Internal Monitoring and Censorship Document Leaked (2)

The first law of Chinese cyberpolitics is “Where there are , there are Grass-Mud Horses (那里有河蟹,那里就有草泥马).” According to this “Law of the ,” online censorship will always face resistance.

The latest hot item circulating in the Chinese blogosphere is a compressed folder leaked from a Baidu employee. It contains a set of working documents from Baidu’s internal monitoring and censorship department, with details including staff names, their performance records, company contact lists, censorship guidelines, operating instructions, and specific lists of topics and words to be censored and blocked, guidelines of how to search information which needs to be banned, the backend URL, and other internal company information from November 2008 through March 2009.

Baidu, China’s leading search engine company, has a long history of being the most proactive and restrictive online censor in the search arena. These newly available materials reveal and confirm how censors at the search engines distort and manipulate the search experiences of Chinese netizens. These complete documents are being rapidly spread, and quickly deleted, in Chinese cyberspace. CDT selectively posts some of those working documents here, including the list of filtered keywords (in Chinese).

2. Web URL addresses that are filtered out by the Baidu search engine:月亮看盘&page=6

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See also:
* Baidu’s Internal Monitoring and Censorship Document Leaked (1)
* Baidu’s Internal Monitoring and Censorship Document Leaked (3)