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Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 14, 2007
13 years ago3,722 views

17Tech just reported that Google Co-op maybe banned cause its powerful function. And Google Blogoscoped maybe banned because this post.

17tech.com/news/07061445712.ht ...

17Tech is a new hot IT news website in china. In china, news website do have good relationship with Gov.

Google will to add self censorship to Co-op in China to keep its business. I guess.

No matter Google Blogoscoped will be banned in china or not, Philipp Lenssen is a HERO.

Ken [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Very interesting idea! Would it be possible to configure it in a way that it only shows pages that are indeed censored instead of showing all pages from these sites?

Ricardo Sanchez [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Ken: GoogleChina Autocensorship!= Website Censorship by the Chinese government. The aforementioned domains are completely censored on Google China, meaning they won't appear on any search, regardless of their 'censorship status' in the Great Firewall of China.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Would it be possible to configure it in a way that it
> only shows pages that are indeed censored
> instead of showing all pages from these sites?

It does only show those pages which are self-censored by Google.cn.
Which doesn't mean that the Chinese gov't wants to have all of them censored, in fact they probably don't care about e.g. most Geocities.com content, they only care about that content which is criticial to China issues & history – nevertheless, as a [site:geocities.com] search on Google.cn shows, the domain is fully removed in Google.cn.

I'm not sure if Google would sometimes get away with only censoring some pages on a domain but that their technical setup makes them to use the whole domain as blacklisted (and Google so far doesn't talk about specifics of how they censor). Take a search for [site:stormfront.org] in Google.de, for example: Google shows 0 results, and says at the bottom of the page "In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we have removed 1989 result(s) from this page." But if you do the same search at Google.com, you'll see a page count of ~177,000, and not only the 1989 Google disclosed.

derek wong [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

How do we actually change it for other countries?

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