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Friday, June 19, 2009

FOR AS LONG AS GOOGLE ALLOWS CHINA TO LIMIT SEARCHES, SWITCH TO BING.COM


NYTIMES: China Disables Some Google Functions

Government officials met with managers of the Chinese operations of Google on Thursday afternoon to warn them that the company would be punished if it did not remove the offending material from the Web site, according to a report on Friday by Xinhua, the state news agency.

Earlier Thursday, a government-supported Internet watchdog group, the China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center, criticized the search engine for its erotic content and threatened punishment by the government...

On Friday evening, the associative-word feature of the Web site appeared to have been disabled. That is the function that displays a drop-down menu of words related to a search word that is typed into the search engine...

Google released a statement saying it was making greater efforts to clean up its Chinese Web site. “We have been continually working to deal with pornographic content, and material that is harmful to children, on the Web in China,” the statement said.

FOR AS LONG AS GOOGLE ALLOWS THE CHINESE TYRANNY TO CENSOR THEM I WILL USE BING.

I ALSO URGE YOU TO USE BING.

AND SPREAD THE WORD



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