Chinese Entrepreneur Downplays Censorship Problem in China – Mark Glaser

From MediaShift (link):

When Google launched its web search engine in , and admitted having to censor search results, we made a big stink about it here in the U.S. And when admitted to censoring its MSN Spaces blogs in China, we made a big stink about it. And when any American technology was found to have collaborated with the Chinese in censoring the Internet, we made a big stink.

of speech online is an important ideal, but perhaps we are inserting our own Western societal norms on an Eastern culture that has different needs and desires. And perhaps we aren’t giving enough credit to the of China to figure out how to get around the of the vaunted Great Firewall of China , the state’s centralized of Internet content.

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