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Google Images China Censors Friend and Foe  (View post)

Michael Schaap [PersonRank 3]

Friday, February 23, 2007
13 years ago5,091 views

FYI, this article caused an error to appear in Web Clips in the Google Desktop sidebar:

Web Clip Error: Unsupported web clip version
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Error reason: An invalid character was found in text content.
. Error source: Google Images China censors hundreds of thousands to millions of photos – from friend to foe. For example, no single photo shows for politician and "friend" Deng Xiaoping in a search for his name,

   – Michael

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Weird. Thanks, I'll check into it.

Rui [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

you can get image of 邓小平 in Baidu: image.baidu.com/i?tn=baiduimag ...

or even you can get result of "chen guangcheng"
image.baidu.com/i?ct=503316480 ...

and it leads you to this site:
jeffreyprescott.com/2006/08/25 ...
about the sentence of this guy.

so, are all these telling us that Baidu is better than Google, or are all these nothing to do with the Chinese politics?

censorships are everywhere.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Phillip, I am also seeing the above err.. in my clip on sidebar..

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/87151.ht ...

RC [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"In comparison, Yahoo China also censors all images in a search for Hu Jintao’s Chinese name, but decided to completely delete your query from the search box, omit the censorship disclosure, tell you there’s no occurrence of these words on the web, and show women in bikini instead."

makes sense. why waste time.. here are some women pics.. enjoy!! :) nice try, yahoo..

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Be careful and live long", Google begin to understand this Old Chinese Aphorism.
But Google China really a coward. He not understand another Aphorism – "Money in the risk".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> But Google China really a coward

I'm curious, why do you think they're cowards?

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sorry, just personal thinking. I think Google China dare not do the thing that others dare. Just like from Rui.
In fact, Great Team here lost the way. Google China still did not know what they can do, what they can not.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Do you have a specific example of Google not daring what others dare?

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ok, Google China dare not to do some changes according to the recent China market.
Many china valueable users like to use handwriting board to input text. They do not like use email, do not like register. Although Baidu is Google's copy, but Baidu noted and do the changes, their Post(like Google Groups)very hot, Also Zhidao(Google Answers) also very hot. Baidu's UI is very poor, spam so many, but this is china, many peoples do not know how to use email, how to register...Some users registered but never back, some user comes everyday but never registered, which you want? For my personal openion, Censors is not a reason for the failure in China.

For the suggestion at Google.cn, Google China also do a stupid case, are their anyone that really working? Or just drinking and enjoy some foods. No produtct quality teams permit? The search suggestion and Chinese input select at same position of the page. This product just a draft translation of Google Suggest. Someone can not feel shy?

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #



hongxiaowan.googlepages.com/1. ...

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sorry, my feeling out of control just, if hurt somebody, please excuse me. I back some my words.

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