Comments: Four To Finish

I'm not thrilled with what Google did, but I'll cut them some slack for notifying users when sites are unavailable due to filtering. At least people will know that the information is there, even if they can't see it.

Posted by Bryan at January 25, 2006 08:33 PM

Actually, the warning is entirely in line with other Chinese policies with regard to internet monitoring and censorship: It's a reminder to the user that they are not free, and it's intended to be intimidating.

I think the Chinese government has realized that they can't entirely censor the internet, but they can frighten people into self-censorship. So I'm not sure how much credit I'm gonna give Goodle on this one, yet.

Posted by Ahistoricality at January 26, 2006 02:31 AM