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Google in China: degrees of evil January 26, 2006

Posted by myredstar in news.

So it has happened. Google has caved in. It has agreed to actively censor a new Chinese-language search service that will be housed on computer servers inside the PRC.

Obviously this contradicts its stated desire to make information freely available to everybody on the planet, and it contradicts its mission statement: “don’t be evil.”‘ As Mike Langberg at the San Jose Mercury News puts it: their revised motto should now read “don’t be evil more than necessary.”

Everybody and their dog is reporting on this new development, and I’ve even been quoted. But as of this writing the new Google.cn service has not actually gone live (right now when you type…

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1. anonymouse - April 24, 2007

I heard that my redSTAR magazine just got shut down again for the 3rd or 4th time. What’s up?

2. rs.editor - April 24, 2007

thanks for your comment. unfortunately i am no longer working at redstar and this site has not been updated in over a year, therefore i can’t confirm or deny your statement. however, i can tell you it is most probably an ongoing and endless issue for anyone attempting to publish in china. apparently, this is best left to those who perpetuate the legacy of mao ze dong’s stranglehold on the minds and thoughts of chinese citizens.

i suppose you can send your query to the redstar directly for more info.

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