Google Gives Chairman Mau the Bird

As posted in a lot of other places, Google has very publicly announced that it is no longer censoring Google searches in China and is prepared to leave the country if the Chinese government doesn’t like it. Most people in the US seem to be hailing the move as a victory in human rights in a country that has a bad history of denying them.

TechCrunch is arguing that it’s as much a business move as a humanitarian one, but I’m not buying it. The same 3 reasons they provide for why this is true could be argued as reasons for them not to do this. Either way, it’s a win for progress in an area lacking some basic civil liberties.

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