China crisis for Google bosses

By Derek Sooman on February 20, 2006, 6:01 PM
Itís emerged that Senior Google bosses are getting plagued with complaints in an email campaign organised by opponents of the internet company's relationship with the Chinese government. Recently, Google has provisioned a Chinese version of Google internet search that censors out content from searches that the Chinese government deems unsuitable for its citizens to be exposed to (like searching for information on the Tiananmen massacre, etc).

Students For A Free Tibet, a New York-based organisation campaigning against China's repressive policies, claims that more than 50,000 letters have been sent to Google bosses in recent days protesting at the company's decision to censor searches on its website in line with Beijing's wishes. Protesters have also staged public 'break-ups' with Google at demonstrations outside many of its offices around the world.

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