A Picture Says 1000 Words About Google’s Censorship In China

Plenty are writing and writing about Google’s agreement to censor results for
China. But pictures perhaps better illustrate the differences that Google now
endorses.

Google
Images Censors Too in China
from Google Blogoscoped shows you how a search
for [tiananmen square] on Google Images China provides happy scenes while over
at uncensored Google Images, there are tanks rolling in.

I took a look for just [tiananmen] at
Google Images China versus
Google Images. Here’s a
side-by-side:

060131-china

No, that little bit of text above the images at Google Images China is not a
disclosure. That does appear but at the bottom of the page.

By the way, spell

tianamen
wrong, and you’ll get uncensored results on Google China. Be
forewarned, one of these images will be of a dead person in Tiananmen Square
after the protest there was crushed.

How Google
Censors Itself For China & Paid Exclusion As Being Evil
explains more about
how a misspelling might cause a failure in the automatic censorship filters that
Google itself has created to please China.

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