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Google and Chinese Internet Censurship

Dynamic Internet Technology, a research firm striving to defeat online censorship, conducted tests that found Google omits results from the government-banned sites if search requests are made through computers connecting to the Internet in China. Google presumably is cooperating with the Chinese government's censorship efforts to smooth the way for expansion plans in Asia.


The Chinese government lashed out at Google two years ago when it temporarily blocked access to the company's main search engine before relenting under public pressure.


  • September 25, 2004, Google Bows to Chinese Censorship, Wired:
    "Google's recently launched news service in China doesn't display results from websites blocked by that country's authorities, raising prickly questions for an online search engine that has famously promised to "do no evil."

  • September 21, 2004, Google omits controversial news stories in China,
    "The internet's most popular search engine Google has been accused of supporting Chinese internet controls by omitting contentious news stories from search results in China."



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