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Google launches censored version of its search-engine

Author: Reporters Without Borders, Published on: 25 January 2006

Reporters Without Borders today accused the Internet’s biggest search-engine, Google, of “hypocrisy” for its plan to launch a censured version of its product in China, meaning that the country’s Internet users would only be able to look up material approved of by the government and nothing about Tibet or democracy and human rights in China. “The launch of Google.cn is a black day for freedom of expression in China,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said... "...Freedom of expression isn’t a minor principle that can be pushed aside when dealing with a dictatorship. It’s a principle recognised by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and features in the Chinese national constitution itself..." [also refers to Yahoo, Baidu]

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