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Sunday, June 18, 2006


The 900 Words You Can't Google in China

Via Google Blogoscoped: "Back in 2004, Google wrote 'for Internet users in China, Google remains the only major search engine that does not censor any web pages.' Using a dictionary of 10,000 English words I probed Google's self-censorship two years later. In 2006, the following 9% of words return search results which Google agreed to censor in China."

Check out the complete list of censored terms, which includes words like abreast, leakage, dwarf, zebra, sperm, porn, and more important concepts like bird flu, sovereignty, liberation, revolutionary and politics. Scary that American companies will so easily buy into oppressive regimes at the expense of their own users.
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