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Google's introduction of Google.cn, a censored search engine for Chinese users, caused an uproar in the U.S. Just how different are the results for controversial keywords using Google.cn?
See answer on FrontLine website.
Because of this censorship by Google should librarians boycott Google?
No. What does the plight Chinese Google users have to do with me, my library or my patrons? The Chinese have been murdering, torturing and censoring their citizens since the 1960s. Did librarians give a crap then?
This is a profession. It's not a drum circle, Kumbya jam session or meeting of the Hampshire College Social Justice Network.
>What does the plight Chinese Google users have to do with me, my library or my patrons?
How close to home does the oppression have to be before you care? Many libraries are using the tool that is helping with the oppression. I don't understand why Google has different settings for different countries. Why can't we get the same censored results here in the U.S.? We don't need to know that bad things are happening in the world.
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