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Monday, September 18, 2006

Wikipedia Censorship in China

Jimmy Wales talked to Red Herring about Chinese censorship of Wikipedia. While he doesn’t agree with any kind of censorship on Wikipedia, he says it would be better if at least only “sensitive” articles would be censored – not the complete domain, as frequently happens now.

Google in China also agreed to remove certain Wikipedia articles from their search results. I’m getting some weird Google behavior when using the site operator. It was my understanding Google China only censored domains and subdomains (not words in folders or file names), but a little probing of shows something different – that Google possibly censors based on specific words in URLs, too:

[Thanks Pd.]


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