AFP/ Independent: China’s Baidu, police crack down on ‘rumours’

AFP by way of The Independent (Uganda): China’s Baidu, police crack down on ‘rumours’. “Chinese internet giant Baidu has teamed up with the country’s cyber police to control the spread of rumors and fake news, the company said Thursday, as authorities continue to tighten censorship ahead a major Communist Party congress next month. Baidu, known as China’s answer to Google, said artificial intelligence tools would monitor and identify ‘rumours’ on its services — search engine, forums and blogs — on a system linked to around 370 registered police agencies around the country.”