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Google Stops Censoring Some Searches On China Search Engine

Grega M. [PersonRank 1]

Monday, March 15, 2010
10 years ago2,298 views

>>Bill says these search results, for the student movement in "89," include pictures of tanks and student protesters, which the censored results didn't. Other searches are still censored, Bill adds.<<

From:
businessinsider.com/henry-blod ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

"据当地法律法规和政策,部分搜索结果未予显示。" says the bottom line. It's still censored.
So it's a fake news, just as *everything* related to the Google/China debate currently.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I think it would be interesting to see what Chinese people think about Google's possible retreat.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Related:

'Google’s China Internet license may expire this month':
businessweek.com/news/2010-03- ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

As a foreigner in China my perspective is that as long as google.com is still accessible (which by the way includes the Chinese language version of Google.com), it won't matter if google.cn is gone. I will miss Google Music but that's not a big deal. If however google.cn is gone and then the authorities start blocking google.com, it would start to become tougher...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Since China is not the only country where search results are censored, perhaps a workaround could be implemented in the browser.

Suppose that Google indicated censored results in some standard way such as a comment in the HTML code. The browser could detect that signal and automatically retrieve the equivalent results from another country.

For example, if a search on google.cn returned censored results, Chrome (or Firefox etc) would automatically perform the same search on cn.google.com

That will allow people to access uncensored results until a time comes when every country's search engines censor their results, or unless a country blocks internet access to every overseas search engine. A few more years at least.

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