See what China sees when it searches for “Tiananmen” and other loaded terms

June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014

Blocked on Weibo is one of the most interesting websites on the internet: It lists and explains the search terms that are censored on China’s massive microblogging site Weibo. Last year, the site released a list of blocked terms related to the June 4th Tiananmen Square massacre.

Use the drop-down menu above to compare how image search results for some of those terms differ between Google, in the United States, and its equivalent in China, Baidu. Click on a image to see the search for yourself. (Baidu search is also censored abroad.) A new book calls China The People’s Republic of Amnesia, and the gaps in Baidu’s knowledge show how accurate that title is.

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