Jan 13, 2016 07:29 PM

Baidu Backtracks on Letting Private Firms Run Popular Forums

(Beijing) – The search giant Baidu Inc. has said private companies can no longer use bulletin board forums popular with certain groups, after an uproar started over firms using a platform for hemophiliacs to promote shoddy services.

Baidu said a statement on January 12 that it would no longer cooperate with private companies on promotions that appear on the Baidu Tieba bulletin board forums.

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