White House Supports Google’s Pursuit for Uncensored Search in China

The White House has thrown its support behind Google in its quest to provide uncensored search in China.

“We support Google’s action in a decision to no longer censure searches that happen using the Google platform,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in his daily briefing.

This is not a new position for the administration, which has always supported an open internet. President Obama made this clear at a town hall when he traveled to Shanghai.

“The President has, strong beliefs about the universal rights of men and women throughout the globe. Those don’t — those aren’t carved out for certain countries. That’s why the President answered the way he did in a town hall in Shanghai about the importance of that freedom,” said Gibbs.

via Mashable

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