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Yahoo settles with jailed Chinese journalists

Author: Verne Kopytoff, San Francisco Chronicle, Published on: 13 November 2007

...Yahoo Inc. [has] settled a lawsuit by two Chinese journalists who were jailed after the Internet giant provided Beijing authorities with their e-mail records... As part of the settlement, Yahoo said it will provide unspecified financial assistance to the plaintiffs and their families... "There's responsibility for all U.S. corporations doing business abroad," said Morton Sklar, an attorney with the World Organization for Human Rights USA and who represented the [plaintiffs]... Yahoo no longer does business in China after selling its operations there in 2005 to...Alibaba. However, Yahoo still has influence in China, Sklar insisted, in part because it owns a major stake in Alibaba and Yang sits on that company's board. [also refers to Google]

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Related companies: Alibaba.com Google (part of Alphabet) Yahoo! (part of Verizon)