China has been accused of censoring reports about the financial chaos in the country, stopping its citizens from looking for reports about what’s going on.
China’s “Black Monday” has sent share prices around the world into freefall, and has led to renewed worries about a slowdown in growth in the country. But its citizens don’t seem to be able to find out why.
Baidu, the country’s biggest search engine, is censoring results related to the chaos, according to George Chen, managing editor of the international edition of the South China Morning Post. When searching for the Chinese characters that translate to stock disaster, the results say that “Due to related rules & policy, some search results won’t be shown”.
Chinese news sites are mostly hiding the stories on their front pages — though they are covering the huge collapse.