Microsoft says censorship of China MSN Spaces in line with law – AFX

From AFX, via

Microsoft Corp said it was acting in line with global laws when it deleted a Chinese web blog hosted on its MSN Spaces service which posted articles critical of a management purge at a Beijing newspaper.

‘As a multi-national business, Microsoft operates in countries around the world. In line with Microsoft practices in , MSN is committed to ensuring that products and services comply with global and local laws, norms, and practices,’ the company said in a short e-mailed statement from the US.

See also “Running a Service in China” from Michael Connolly’s Space blog and “Microsoft faces backlash after site of prominent China blogger is deleted” from AFX. This topic in the blogosphere, via Technorati.

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