Thursday, May 14, 2009

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is proudly sponsored by Google.

Google move 'black day' for China

Google's launch of a new, self-censored search engine in China is a "black day" for freedom of expression, a leading international media watchdog says.

Reporters Without Borders joined others in asking how Google could stand up for US users' freedoms while controlling what Chinese users can search for.

Its previous search engine for China's fast-growing market was subject to government blocks.

1 comment:

John Roberts said...

Google's complicity in enabling China's police state is just the latest sorry example of leading "Netizens" collaborating with authoritarian regimes. Yahoo's CEO, Jerry Yang, was censored by a committee of the U.S. Congress as a "moral pygmy" for his role in helping China use email accounts to prosecute and imprison a democracy activist for the "crime" of exercising free speech by posting comments. This is chronicled in the book, "Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope." To those in the free world who think Google and its ilk would never enable oppressive governments to censor search engines here, think again! If the technology can be deployed in China, it can be deployed anywhere the authorities want too use it. See my blog at