Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal -- The Intercept

On a related note, see Mark Zuckerberg, give up on China before you embarrass yourself even more (The Washington Post)
"Google’s search service cannot currently be accessed by most internet users in China because it is blocked by the country’s so-called Great Firewall. The app Google is building for China will comply with the country’s strict censorship laws, restricting access to content that Xi Jinping’s Communist Party regime deems unfavorable.
The Chinese government blocks information on the internet about political opponents, free speech, sex, news, and academic studies. It bans websites about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, for instance, and references to “anticommunism” and “dissidents.” Mentions of books that negatively portray authoritarian governments, like George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, are prohibited on Weibo, a Chinese social media website. The country also censors popular Western social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as American news organizations such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal."
Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal -- The Intercept
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