Saturday, February 18, 2006


Google China allows a little subversiveness

My curiosity stirred by the controversy over the willingness of search engine provider Google to filter results on its Chinese site to satisfy Beijing's repressive interests, I ran a search for "tiananmen massacre" on Google's main, French, Japanese, and Russian sites as well as its Chinese one. The results:

Google France90,800
Google Japan90,800
Google Russia90,700
Google China272

I was expecting 0 in the last row. I was wrong, so I guess freedom rings in China after all!


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