Jinri Toutiao has filed a lawsuit against Zhihu and Liu Yiming—the Zhihu user who posted an article on the Q&A site about how Toutiao is like a Trojan Horse virus—for infringement of reputation rights for RMB 1 million, according to Sina Tech (in Chinese).

The article (in Chinese), headlined “今日头条与木马” (Jinri Toutiao and the Trojan Horse), quickly went viral on China’s social media after Liu posted it on Zhihu back in March.

According to the People’s Court, Toutiao is asking Zhihu and Liu to issue apologies and demanding both to compensate the financial damages. The case has been accepted by the Haidian District People’s Court and is pending further legal proceedings.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.