Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Is Google colluding with Chinese censorship?

That's the accusation levelled by Reporters Without Borders (original report here), says the BBC. For their part, Google says it's looking into the issue, while the article does point out that "Google does not link to news sources which are inaccessible from within China as this would result in broken links".

Equally interesting, perhaps, is that while browsing the Reporters Without Borders site I came across this very interesting Internet Under Surveillance report. Use the menu on the right of the text to access analyses, and reports on individual countries. The UK, for example, is assessed here - its situation, apparently, is "middling". The section on a filtered internet is also particularly useful in the context of the Google story.

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