China’s Censors Tackle and Trip Over the Internet
Posted in: Censorship at 08/04/2010 20:08
Type the Chinese characters for "carrot" into Google's search engine here in mainland China, and you will be rewarded not with a list of Internet links, but a blank screen.
Don't blame Google, however. The fault lies with China's censors -- who are increasingly a model for countries around the world that want to control an unrestricted Internet.
Since late March, when Google moved its search operations out of mainland China to Hong Kong, each response to a Chinese citizen's search request has been met at the border by government computers, programmed to censor any forbidden information Google might turn up.