Revealing China Censorship via Google Images

Jan 30, 2006 • 9:31 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Danny Sullivan just posted an SEW blog entry named A Picture Says 1000 Words About Google's Censorship In China which is show true. He shows a screen capture, side by side (Google China versus Google US) of a search on "tiananmen" at Google Images China versus Google Images. Here it is.

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SEW has a long thread on the topic since its inception named Google Agrees To Chinese Censorship and I started a forum thread just on this Google Images comparison, since I feel that alone is shocking enough.

Forum discussion at Google China: Story Told in Google Images.

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Comments:

Sameer Siruguri

02/01/2006 05:41 am

The Google arguments are clearly not principled ones, especially coming from a company that professes to be guided a policy of avoiding evil actions. When apartheid was being practised in South Africa, it was quite clear what the principled stand was, and human rights haven't gotten watered down in twenty years. <a href="http://siruguri.livejournal.com/2006/01/31/">It's time to start fighting back, folks.</a>

Tushar

02/26/2006 02:32 pm

For a company that professes "universal accesibility of information", its disgusting how google decided to forego its core value for the sake of the revenue that the Chinese Market would generate.

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