Shame on Microsoft, Yahoo and Google for cooperating with Chinese authorities in stifling free expression on the Internet.
For instance, U.S. software giant Microsoft has agreed to block certain words such as “democracy,” “freedom” and “human rights” on its Chinese Internet portal. And Google’s news search engine doesn’t include sources that might give critical views, such as the Voice of America and the BBC.
How’s that for unleashing the power of the Internet as a democratizing force in repressive societies?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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