Sunday, September 26, 2004

Google abets Chinese censorship

Google's recently launched news service in China doesn't display results from government-banned websites, according to a study by Dynamic Internet Technology. The study was reported yesterday in the Associated Press.

Google has acknowledged this self-censorship, but contends it is necessary to make the search engine "efficient"–if users clicked on dead links, they would grow irritated.

"Google has decided that in order to create the best possible search experience for our mainland China users we will not include sites whose content is not accessible," said company spokeswoman Debbie Frost.


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