[quote=“cctang”]By the way, I think this whole exercise also gives us a chance to look at a different aspect of the “censorship” issue.
We’ve seen the very obvious example of politically-motivated censorship, by comparing the results from google.cn with google.com. Now, compare these two search results side by side:
Uncensored Chinese-language Google search for Tiananmen
Uncensored English-language Google search for Tiananmen
How do you account for that disparity? Why is the English-speaking world’s understanding of Tiananmen limited to, apparently, 6/4 and little else? What forces, if not outright political coercion, led to the development of this myopia? If the mainland Chinese are being denied information (which I do not deny), then why is the English-speaking world ignoring information freely available to them?
Note that the Chinese language search results aren’t censored, and the dataset comes from a wide range of Chinese-language web sources outside of mainland China (Taiwan, HK, Singapore, BBC-Chinese, Voice of America, Falun Gong).[/quote]
I’m sad that you think you’re some sort of censor yourself, filling forums with nonsense, and always failing to address the major problems with your government and the party that you are affiliated with. Is self improvement so difficult?
You also ignored the Google Images, arguably the most powerful post on this thread; there are 856 images for Tianamen on the English Google, while the Chinese Google had only 414.
If anyone is being ignorant, the Chinese government is keeping people like you, well… very ignorant.
[quote=“cctang”]It’s really too bad folks who like to poke their nose into these issues can’t actually read Chinese. For, if they could, they’d understand the following message at the bottom of all those pages:
Following local laws and regulations, a portion of the search results are not shown.
I’m using Google.cn, and I never saw it, I even triple checked after your statement just to make sure. Why don’t you take a screenshot and prove it? I don’t see any notices whatsoever, whereever on any of these pages.
The results are being filtered without any warning. As a shareholder I expect Google to be honest about the situation to us, and the general public.
I could not imagine why they would try to mislead us except in hoping that we would not investigate for themselves.