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Poll: Google's Chinese Censorship (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Google correct in its policy?

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  2. No (2 votes [50.00%])

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#1 jgweed

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:25 PM

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.

Google argues it would be more damaging to pull out of China altogether and says that in contrast to other search engines, it will inform users when access is restricted on certain search terms.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4647398.stm


The above summarises two different views about whether Google is justified in its support of Mainland China's censorship. Which view do you support?

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#2 yano

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:03 AM

I think China is correct and incorrect. I think it is good for Google to stay in China, because China has 100million online users. However, though I don't agree with how they could just allow the Chinese government control the economy and services like that.

btw: Shouldn't this belong in the "the speak easy forum?"

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:14 PM

I think China does control it's economy & services within it's borders.
It is not a capitalistic democracy.
It uses capitalism as it sees fit to.

I think it's better for Google to be there than not.
1,000's of other US companies feel the same way,
for different reasons but primarily for money.

Copyright Laws are interpreted differently, there.
Trade with the mainland Chinese country is too.

We actually owe them money, more as time goes on, too.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...




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