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Old 01-24-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Google Agrees To Censor Searches in China

"To obtain the Chinese license, Google agreed to omit Web content that the country's government finds objectionable. Google will base its censorship decisons on guidance provided by Chinese government officials.

Although China has loosened some of its controls in recent years, some topics, such as Taiwan's independence and 1989's Tiananmen Square massacre, remain forbidden subjects.

Google officials characterized the censorship concessions in China as an excruciating decision for a company that adopted "don't be evil" as a motto. But management believes it's a worthwhile sacrifice."

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/01/24/D8FBCF686.html


*yeah, a good flood of money causes some to toss freedom out the window*
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Further proof that governments are a greater threat to freedom than business.
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Why should this surprise anyone? And how would simply not operating there at all advance democracy in China?
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Re: Google Agrees To Censor Searches in China

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*yeah, a good flood of money causes some to toss freedom out the window*
Law of the land...
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Why should this surprise anyone? And how would simply not operating there at all advance democracy in China?

This does not surprise me, I'm just wondering Google and other companies eager to do business with China are really helping the people in China gain freedom.

*or like i posted, just pocketing the money*


I doubt if many members here would like their search engines restricted.

They are real people over there.

Do you care or not?
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I doubt if many members here would like their search engines restricted.

They are real people over there.

Do you care or not?
It's not a matter of caring or not. We're not in the business of liberating the country.
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This does not surprise me, I'm just wondering Google and other companies eager to do business with China are really helping the people in China gain freedom.

*or like i posted, just pocketing the money*


I doubt if many members here would like their search engines restricted.

They are real people over there.

Do you care or not?
umm...of course I realize they are real people, and of course I care.

My point is that any form of internet is better than none and will at least give the country a limited view of the rest of the world...If these google guys got all noble about it and refused the enormous business opportunity, do you think the Chinese government would blink twice?
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It's not a matter of caring or not. We're not in the business of liberating the country.

I'm not talking about some gorverment.

I am thinking about people.

What should we be doing then, to demand the freedom of all people to free speech and internet searches?
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Allow a middle class to develop & hope it takes care of itself?...Ultimately I suppose it's up to the Chinese to demand their own freedom at least with the situation as it is now.
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I'm not talking about some gorverment.

I am thinking about people.

What should we be doing then, to demand the freedom of all people to free speech and internet searches?
I just think you are barking up the wrong tree.

Yes I would love freedom of speech for all, but the law of their land doesn't allow for that...

So an internet company isn't the means in which to fight this battle.
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I just think you are barking up the wrong tree.

"In this present world system, I'm always barking up the wrong tree."

Yes I would love freedom of speech for all, but the law of their land doesn't allow for that...

"The Nazis had laws."

So an internet company isn't the means in which to fight this battle.
"So where do we fight this battle?"
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