Posted by: Nathan Schulzke | February 13, 2010

Google Censorship

Google announced last month that they would be considering ending their agreement with china to censor search results.  However, it took a hacker attack by the Chinese government to do so.  In the mean time, they were perfectly happy filtering the word “democracy” out of their search engine.  They filtered both “democracy” typed in English, and 民主 in Chinese.  Here’s a picture of the English filter, translated from Chinese with BabelFish:

Now, they are ‘optimistic’ that they won’t have to withdraw after all.  Typical.

(( As much as I hate CNN, it’s the only place I could find that story.  Sorry. ))


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