The Chinese search giant Baidu, following Tencent, decided to distance itself from the crypto-currency topic by starting to censor and ban topics about the cryptocurrencies on the Baidu Tieba platform. This is reported by the China Times.
Currently, the company has toughened its scrutiny over digital currency and will not allow sub-forums under this theme, based on relevant rules and regulations.
China Times' Source
Currently, the sub-forums "Digital currencies" and "Virtual currencies" are not available, and attempts to search for these keywords lead to the message "This forum is temporarily closed due to non-compliance with existing regulations."
He also noted that these sub-forums were blocked due to the dissemination of information on ICO and speculation by cryptocurrencies.
It is noteworthy that many other sub-forums about cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and others remain available.
The Baidu Tieba platform was launched in 2003 and, according to the company, at the moment its monthly audience reaches 300 million active users.