Bill Gates says Internet censorship won’t work

Claims efforts by China, other nations to restrict Internet use are doomed to fail[IDG] Efforts by countries like China to restrict the exchange of information on the Internet are ultimately doomed to failure, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told an audience of Stanford University students Tuesday.”I don’t see any risk in the world at large that someone will restrict free content flow on the Internet,” he said. “You cannot control the Internet.”China has grappled with the issue of Internet censorship in recent years, and Microsoft Corp., along with several other U.S. companies, has come under fire for aiding in that effort. In late 2005, Microsoft shut down the blog of journalist Zhao Jing, also known as Michael Anti, when he blogged about a newspaper strike in the country.,142640-c,techindustrytrends/article.html

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