Thursday, January 14, 2010

Google Pulling Out of China

What do you think?

Online news sources reported today that China has (naturally) censored the news that Google is threatening to pull it's company and online services out of China. However some Chinese were seen at Google's Beijing offices creating a make shift memorial in support of Google.

The New York Times reported:

"One of the students said that she wanted to make a public gesture of support for Google, which steadily has lost market share to Baidu, a Chinese-run company that has close ties with the government. The government should give people the right to see what they want online,” said the woman, Bing, who withheld her full name for fear that it might cause her problems at school. “The government can’t always tell lies to the people.”

I agree with Bing, as do many other people, some more willing than others to publicly voice their opinions.

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