How Good Are The Censors in China? – Michael Kanellos


In China, search results will vary, depending on where you sit.

To test censorship in China, I did a search for “Tiananmen” in English in my hotel room; in English on a computer in an Internet cafe; and on Google’s Chinese site, as well as Chinese search portal Baidu, using Chinese characters.

The first several pages of Google and Yahoo results in the hotel search were dominated by images from the 1989 protests, particularly the iconic “Tank Man” photo, which shows a young man standing in the path of a line of tanks. Links, for the most part, worked fine. [Full Text]


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