Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Google Testifies about their Chinese censorship

This is an interesting read for those watching what Google is doing in China.

The hearing is being conducted because Google recently agreed to filter "objectionable" material on behalf of the Chinese government. This "objectionable" material includes of course, the most threatening religion to the realm, evangelical Christianity as well as all references to democracy. I believe that Google has abandoned American beliefs and has adopted a "Southpark" view of things:
Sometimes what's right isn't as important as what's profitable.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Prehistoric Ice Man, 1999
As we forget values, we lose our identity. As we lose our identity, we try to be everyone to everybody. As we try to be everyone to everybody we lose focus. As we lose focus, we lose profitability and someone else takes our place. Google didn't exist 8 years a go.

Food for thought!

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