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Forum Announces Initiatives

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 17, 2008
16 years ago2,202 views, Google's philanthropic efforts organization, announced they're rolling out five initiatives . One of the initiatives Google titles "Predict and Prevent," consisting of improving early warning systems in Southeast Asia and Africa. Google mentions bird flu as one of those critical threats. On another front, Google's non-philanthropic arm is working with the Chinese government to censor information on bird flu: entering both the English [bird flu] as well as the Chinese [禽流感] into Google China results in a footer message that translates to: "According to local laws and policies, some search results are not shown." (On the other hand, some good information remains shown in – whether or not Chinese surfers will be able to see the pages behind it remains uncertain, as sites themselves may be blocked too.)

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