By Melanie Lee | Reuters –
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three Baidu Inc employees were arrested for allegedly accepting large bribes to delete posts on a popular Baidu forum, the Chinese internet search company said on Monday.
Four employees, including the three who were arrested, were fired after the company found suspicious deletions of posts on its Baidu Postbar forum in July.
Three of them were reported to the police and subsequently arrested due to large sums of money involved, said Betty Tian, a Baidu spokeswoman.
Baidu did not provide information on who had asked for the deletions or the nature of the posts that were deleted from the forum, where users can discuss a wide range of topics.
“During the company’s recent crackdown on illegal online post