Foxconn sues Chinese journalists over iPod factory story

iPod manufacturer Foxconn has sued a reporter and an editor at a Chinese newspaper, claiming that thier article about working conditions at Foxconn’s iPod factory tarnished the company’s reputation. Foxconn is suing Wang You, a reporter for China Business News, and Weng Bao, an editor at the newspaper, for 30 million yuan (US$3.77 million). In addition to the lawsuits, Foxconn has gotten a Chinese court to freeze the personal assets of both men. As first reported by Britain’s Daily Mail, Foxconn has come under fire this year for its poor working and living conditions at its iPod factory. Apple recently completed an audit of the facilities.

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