Tuesday, January 6, 2009

PRC Vows New Crackdown On Google


China announced on Monday that it was cracking down on major websites including search engines Google and Baidu, claiming that its because they spread pornography and other material that may corrupt young peoples minds.

PRC has in the past attempted to clamp the lid down on the Internet but leaks keep springing up. Reporters Without Borders, have described PRC as the "enemy of the Internet" because of its censorship policies.

On the 21 December, I wrote here that Chinese authorities have started to block access to the New York Times, while it is one of the most politically liberal if not the most liberal newspaper in the USA it is hardly a pornographic publication.

Free speech is essential in the pursuit of learning, every idea or thought is not an avenue of incitement, censorship only results in the pursuit of finding cracks in the Great Firewall of China.

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