Google censors itself for China

Leading internet company Google has said it will censor its search services in China in order to gain greater access to China's fast-growing market. Full Story »

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Subjects: World, Sci/Tech
Topics: China
Member Tags: censorship, search engine, Falun Gong, Taiwan, Tiananmen Square
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Posted by: Posted by David Fox - Jan 25, 2006 - 6:54 AM PST
Reviewed by: Fabrice Florin2 (review), David Fox2 (review), Fabrice Florin (review), Susan Bunyan (review), David Fox3 (review), David Fox (review)
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Edited by: David Fox - May 19, 2006 - 7:52 PM PDT

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Fabrice Florin
3.0
by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 1, 2008

Seems like a reasonable report. Good overview of Google's controversial China site and issues of Internet censorship. But I still don't feel that I have enough facts to make an informed decision on this topic. It's easy to protest corporate censorship, but Google may have a case that some information is better than no information.

“While removing search results is inconsistent with Google’s mission, providing no information (or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no ... More »

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David Fox
3.7
by David Fox - Oct. 1, 2008

Briefly touches on the pros and cons of Google's self-censored Chinese version of their search engine. I would have liked to have heard more about this controversy -- does this really go against Google's "do no evil" mission statement?

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Susan Bunyan
3.3
by Susan Bunyan - Oct. 1, 2008

Summary version giving just enough information to make me interested in the topic. To form an opinion, I'd need to read more.

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