søndag 20. desember 2020

US charges ex-Zoom employee with shutting down Tiananmen Square events

US prosecutors have charged a former Zoom employee with disrupting video meetings marking the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square on behalf of China's government. The China-based executive, Xinjiang Jin, is accused of helping to terminate at least four video meetings in May and June, hosted by people based in the US. A warrant is out for his arrest.

Zoom said it was co-operating with authorities. China has not commented on the case. The California-based company said it had "terminated" the employee for violating its policies, and had "placed other employees on administrative leave pending the completion" of an internal investigation. The pro-democracy protests and their suppression are strictly taboo in China.