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Backlash as Google shores up great firewall of China

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian (UK), Published on: 25 January 2006

Google, the world's biggest search engine, will team up with the world's biggest censor, China, today with a service that it hopes will make it more attractive to the country's 110 million online users... Sophisticated filters have been developed [by the Chinese Govt.] to block or limit access to "unhealthy information", which includes human rights websites, such as Amnesty, foreign news outlets, such as the BBC, as well as pornography... In an attempt to be more transparent than its rivals, Google said it would inform users that certain web pages had been removed from the list of results on the orders of the government. [also refers to Microsoft, Yahoo!]

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Yahoo! (part of Verizon)