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Google's push for online liberty [China]

..Google's approach to the internet, freedom and privacy came into sharp focus when it decided to operate in China…Early this year, the company announced…it decided to stop censoring searches in China…By doing it…Google is trying to ensure it cannot be accused of inconsistency – grandstanding with China while acquiescing with others. Its bold move should also compel other companies to become more transparent. And it should force governments to rethink their approach to the internet and personal freedoms…Companies such as Google are caught between their claim that they want to uphold the Universal Declaration on one hand and the demands governments make to take down certain content, or provide information about specific users…[also refers to Yahoo]

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