The company has reportedly put an end to censoring the web for the country after four years.
San Francisco (WiredPRNews.com) – Google Inc. has reportedly stopped censorship of the Internet for China after four years. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the company changed its search engine location in the country, but announced plans to still maintain operations in China.
As noted by the AP, the decision Monday follows a standoff between the company and China over the country’s censorship requirements. David Drummond, an attorney for Google, is quoted in the report as stating in a blog post of the issue, “Figuring out how to make good on our promise to stop censoring search on Google.cn has been hard… We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including users in mainland China, yet the Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a nonnegotiable legal requirement.”
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