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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 8:28am | IP Logged
Originally posted by season915

Why did China block Google? Confused

I would die if I lived in China. Ouch
I know...Google is my fav search engine... Yahoo sometimes gets annyoingLOL
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Posted: 06 March 2008 at 3:09pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by ''Andro''


In what circumstances would you allow governments to block access to
the internet?

Blocking access to the internet - under no circumstances. Blocking certain internet sites, however, is ok. E.g. sites on child po*nography or any other sites that result in the the abuse of humans, animals, or confidential information like credit card numbers.

Do you believe any censorship is an attack on freedom of
expression?

There is no such thing as absolute freedom of expression. Some amount of censorship is needed to prevent hate crimes in the name of freedom of expression. 

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Posted: 07 March 2008 at 10:47pm | IP Logged

Every government has different laws and regulations. In an ideal world they wouldn't be censoring what the people are watching but we don't live in an ideal world so it happens, simply because those running that government think it appropriate to do so.

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Posted: 07 March 2008 at 11:03pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by season915

Why did China block Google? Confused

I would die if I lived in China. Ouch


Google was blocked in China for political reasons.

A highly censored version of google - google.cn is available to Chinese Nationals now. However, the Chinese government filters out anything that it deems anti-national, anti-communism, support for Tibet, or any material that it deems unsuitable for the nation.

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