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Google censors adult searches in China

4:12 pm on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google has temporarily disabled the Google Suggest feature on Google.cn and developed an automated system to remove adult content links from search results, said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search and the user experience, at a meeting in Taipei.


ok..that just sucks for China. lol

jk. but seriously...
gotta love how Google caved on its high-horse policies cause the China market is too big to ignore. in contrast to them holding ground in Korea where they have little market share to begin with.

The company has also redesigned the Google.cn home page to remove the radio buttons that offer language and locale options, Google said in a statement. The rest of the home page remains the same.

that is actually perhaps most surprising to me... that Google China even blank cut off access to other languages options. Its one thing to say, "no adult content in China", and cut off related searches even in other languages... but Google is really kidding themselves to say that removing the buttons entirely isn't just directly folding on their corporate mission.

not to mention the fact that... millions of Chinese netizens are now saying...

"OH NOES! now I will have to go directly to g .COM for 'adult' searches. that's just way too much to bother guess I'll actually go outside." lol

so chuckles GrendelKhan{TSU}

[edited by: tedster at 5:47 am (utc) on June 24, 2009]
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2:23 pm on June 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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China's government accused Google Inc. on Thursday of spreading #*$!ography after Chinese Internet users were temporarily unable to gain access to the U.S. search giant's main Web site or China-based service.

"We have found that the English version of google.com has spread lots of #*$!ographic, lewd and vulgar content, which is in serious violation of Chinese laws and regulations," said foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang. He said authorities "summoned representatives of Google.com in China and urged them to remove the content immediately."


[edited by: tedster at 6:45 pm (utc) on June 25, 2009]