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China says: Google ‘totally Wrong’ to Stop Censoring

Update from PC World

Google was “totally wrong” to stop censoring results on its China-based search engine, Chinese state media cited a government official as saying.

The Chinese government requires Web sites to censor content deemed to be sensitive, such as information about the 1989 democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Such content is not censored in Hong Kong, a former British colony that now governs itself but is part of China. Censorship in China includes; articles on the site that discuss politically sensitive issues, including China’s takeover of Tibet, the massacre of student democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the issue of Taiwan independence and repression of the Falun Gong religious movement.

Which has lead to ==>

Google Has Minor China Outage After Censorship Snub 

Google search experienced a brief and spotty outage in China after the company snubbed China on censorship. 

The complete story can be found here:

Try this little test:
baidu (China’s search engine) vs google.com.hk (google in Hong Kong)

Censorship is apparent

While searching on “video of Tiananmen Square in 1989” gave these results from the two search engines in China:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.baidu.com/&ei=vlKqS4WDIMP-8Aa67PC8BQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBaidu%26hl%3Den

(Not even any results, just  
“Search results may not comply with the relevant laws, regulations and policies, not shown.”)

vs

http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&q=video+of+Tiananmen+Square+in+1989&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

(tons’ of video footage of that dreadful day!)

We hope you will find this story interesting and informative. PCWorld, an IDG publication, has been providing independent, unbiased, reviews, news, and information about technology since 1983.

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March 24, 2010 - Posted by | How To?, Updates | , , ,

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