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Susan Aaronson about Chinas censorship

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Susan Aaronson, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs entered the debate surrounding China’s attempted censorship of the results generated by Google , the most popular Internet search site in almost every country except China.
For years acquiescing to China’s demands that they censor the results that the search engine generates (blank pages appear whenever the user searches for something untoward) , citing that the Communist regime is merely trying to root out things like pornography and sexual exploitation through blocking the access , Google has finally decided to withdraw their agreement to censor their pages, due to a justification based on defending the rights of the common citizen to browse for and download what they wish and combating the alleged protectionist strategy that the Chinese government is using in its Web-based market. Read the rest of this entry ?

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