Baidu Blocks Crypto Related Discussions

August 27, 2018

The 'Chinese Google' Baidu, has reportedly began to block cryptocurrency-related content. Earlier, similar steps were taken by other Chinese online giants, WeChat and Alibaba.  

Starting from last Sunday, users of Baidu Tieba can no longer discuss virtual currencies on forums and create cryptocurrency-related topics. All forums, that have words 'digital currency' or 'virtual currency' in their titles, were banned. If one tries to search prohibited words, a message appears, saying "This forum is temporarily closed due to relevant laws, regulations, and policies."

A Baidu Tieba representative told Coindesk that the company will manage their platform in accordance with Chinese laws on digital currencies.

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