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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Google Fixes Some Censored Results

CNet’s Declan McCullagh, who earlier reported that Google was censoring such things as “teen pregnancy, homosexuality, dating, beer and jokes”, now writes that Google seems to have fixed this:

“A day after Google’s buggy censorship of sites for Chinese-users was revealed, the search giant has responded by fixing its filters so topics such as beer and jokes are no longer deleted.”

I could reproduce this behavior. Yesterday when I tested, a search for’s site did not show in the results, yet also didn’t mention that results are missing. Today, can be reached on

Interestingly enough, searches such as those for the censored on are not disclaimed as censored results (and haven’t been for years).

[Via Danny Sullivan.]


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