China tightens up rules for search engines2016-06-27 03:01 by Daniela
China plans to introduce new regulations for the nation's search engines and the results they display to internet users. Search service providers, like Baidu will be asked to improve censorship and reject illegal content.
Starting on August 1, search engines operating within the country will be prohibited from providing banned information in various formats including links, summaries, cached pages, associative words, related searches and relevant recommendations.
They will also be required to report websites and applications that contain prohibited content when spotted, the regulator said.
"Internet search carriers should earnestly accept business obligation toward society, and strengthen their own management in accordance with the law and guidelines, to offer unbiased, reasonable and authoritative search results page to users," the regulator stated.
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