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All Yahoo!'s Fault?

Categories: East Asia, China, Freedom of Speech, Technology

The Western media are condemning Yahoo! again for handing over the personal account information of Li Zhi to the Chinese government. Li Zhi was sentenced to 8 years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’. In September 2005, Yahoo was accused of helping Chinese authorities identify Shi Tao, a dissident who was sentenced in April to 10 years in prison. ESWN argues that the reporting “is completely blowing the role of Yahoo! in this case out of proportion [1]“.