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China's search: Power with few results

Author: Marketplace [USA], Published on: 19 November 2007

With what we know about censorship in China, how is the content you find on Baidu different from the results offered by Google? [Dawn Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times:]... If you do a search for a term that's forbidden -- say, Falun Gong, which...you're not permitted to research on the Internet -- Google will return results, along with a disclaimer that says "Because of local government regulations, we're not showing you everything." Baidu simply returns results. And I'm told from analysts who cover the search community that people here in China really take umbrage to Google's sanctimonious, sort of finger-in-the-eye approach to search. So the government structures, ironically, seem to play in the favor of Baidu.

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Related companies: Baidu Yahoo! (part of Verizon)