News and Reaction, Politics, Technology

Yahoo! Prefers Chinese Law

Yahoo! is a California company. A few years back they complied with Chinese law to reveal the identity of Chinese dissidents who then became Chinese political prisoners. Now the dissidents are suing Yahoo! for violating a California civil rights law.

Yahoo! says:

“This is a lawsuit by citizens of China imprisoned for using the internet in China to express political views in violation of China law. It is a political case challenging the laws and actions of the Chinese government. It has no place in the American courts.”

Which, on the face of it, sounds fair, but Yahoo! made the choice to engage the Chinese government and Chinese law and thereby send Chinese citizens to prison. I don’t approve. And as a California resident, I figure Yahoo! is reaping what it sowed.

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