Baidu apologized for faking a message pretending as the missing girl’s father
Posted On July 16, 2019
Baidu is in the middle of another notorious scandal. It is being accused by the public of posting an unauthorized message from a missing nine-year-old girl’s father, saying “hoped for a reunion in the next life”, when her death had not even been confirmed. The message was published on its news aggregator platform, which is a major source of the company’s growth. The misconduct resulted in a backlash and Baidu has been widely castigated by outraged internet users about whether the now loss-making company’s unethical attempt at stealing the limelight by publishing this fabrication.