Tuesday, March 23, 2010

China Blocks Google's Redirect

Google closed down their China search engine (Google.cn) and redirected people to the uncensored Hong Kong version (Google.com.hk). As was expected, China has blocked that redirect for sensitive search terms.


"Google's attempted detour around China's Internet censorship rules was met with countermeasures Tuesday by the communist government, which blocked people on the mainland from seeing search results dealing with such forbidden topics as the pro-democracy movement.

China's maneuver, as well as its public rebuke of Google's decision to stop censoring searches for the government, rattled some of the company's investors, advertisers and users.

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