Thursday, January 26, 2006

Google agrees to censor results give to Chinese users

Society of Professional Journalists: "Google agrees to censor results in China
Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company planned to roll out a new version of its search engine bearing China's Web suffix '.cn,' on Wednesday. A Chinese-language version of Google's search engine has previously been available through the company's dot-com address in the United States.

By creating a unique address for China, Google hopes to make its search engine more widely available and easier to use in the world's most populous country.

Because of government barriers set up to suppress information, Google's China users previously have been blocked from using the search engine or encountered lengthy delays in response time.

Source: Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press via

Link: Google should do battle overseas too; by Clarence Page, The Chicago Tribune "

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