Murdoch Extends His Net to China – David Smith

From The Observer:

MySpace, the world’s most popular online social network, has launched a version of its website in China, despite fears among human rights campaigners that users will be censored or spied on by the totalitarian Communist state.

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns MySpace, said last year that the company was looking for a way to enter China without running into political obstacles of the type faced by Google, which agreed to self-censor its content; and by Yahoo, which gave the Chinese government information about the site’s users. Both internet companies have been targeted by, the joint campaign run by The Observer and Amnesty International calling for freedom of speech online. [Full Text]

See also Getting Internet Giants to Face Up to China by Doug Crets.


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