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Thursday, September 12, 2002
 
8:32 AM


China Blocks Web Search Engines notes, towards the end, that Yahoo collaborates with the Chinese government in censorship:

China also has used the appeal of its potentially enormous market to persuade Western companies to censor their own content in exchange for the government's blessing to operate here.

Yahoo Inc. built its brand name by portraying itself as a liberating force. In an address at the National Press Club in April 2000, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang referred to China as "a governmental system that is very incongruent to the Internet," while offering hopes that expanding trade would allow "the best benefits of the Internet" to take root. This year, in March, Yahoo's affiliate in China signed an agreement to voluntarily block access to certain sites.


I meant to post about this a long time ago. This is a very good reason not to use Yahoo.





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