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Thursday, November 20, 2008

China Tibet Information Center Google-Advertising Its Views On Tibet

The Shanghaiist reports:

With political arrows still being shot back and forth between Beijing and Dharamsala [home of the exiled current Dalai Lama], China has been panning out its efforts to win the propaganda battle over Tibet (...)

Lately we’ve been observing lots of Google ads pointing to the China Tibet Information Center appearing in places like Youtube ... and even our Google Reader. Given the massive reach of Google’s self-serve contextual ads, this means anytime you’re viewing something related to China or more specifically Tibet anywhere on the web, that ad may appear, pointing you to where China’s version of the Tibet story is presented. You’d think these state behemoths are totally clueless when it comes to the Internet, but clearly these guys know their stuff

[Thanks Kenneth!]


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