On Friday, US prosecutors accused the Chinese government of requesting that a former Chinese executive of Zoom Video Communications Inc. disrupted a video conference commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

The U.S. Department of Justice stated that Xinjiang Jin, 39, will face up to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to use his company’s systematic censorship since January 2019.

In a lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Brooklyn, prosecutors said that the software engineer was Zoom’s main liaison with Chinese law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He helped terminate at least four video conferences in May and June, including some who survived Dissident on June 4, 1989. protest.

Allegedly, Jin deliberately violated Zoom’s terms of service to prove to his superiors that his actions were reasonable.

The prosecutor also said that his associates created fake email accounts and Zoom accounts that included the names of dissidents to imply that the meeting host and participants supported terrorism, violence and child pornography.

Zoom stated in its blog that firing Jin violated the policy of the San Jose, California-based company and has taken other employees to leave. It also said that there is no indication that corporate data has been shared with the Chinese government.

Zoom stated that it is cooperating with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and northern California on subpoenas to and from the Chinese government and separate SEC subpoenas.

King was not detained by the United States, and his lawyer could not be found.

The complaint cited many letters from Kim, including whether the account for a meeting with a dissident was suspended for 24 hours to prevent a huge impact on us?

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Seth DuCharme, a U.S. attorney attorney in Brooklyn, New York, said in a statement that King’s move helped the Chinese authorities “just to exercise their right to freedom of speech to censor and punish the core politics of American users. Speech.”

© Thomson Reuters 2020


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