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Is it Google’s Fault?


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Google is accused of his cooperation with the PRC Authority, many movements on the internet are raised against it (some even provoke to boycott it). But as a Chinese, I think these accusations are not fair to Google, if we counted it as a commercial institution rather than a political party.

If you did use google in Mainland China( Hong Kong and Macau Excluded), you will know how easy it is to fed up, there are always problems with the search results, either not displayed probably or many dead links. Without better choice, people has to switch to other search engines like Baidu and Msn.

If you know there is a big market, do you want to join? And when you see your competitors like Msn and Yahoo are getting better market share, what can you do other than envying? People criticized the censorship, but we should be aware that censorship is everywhere around in the world, in US and Europe, the website of pedophiles and those contain terrorist information were censored and closed accordingly, we should not just be fooled by this single word “sensorship” which is not always evil.

As one of the founder Brim said though some sensitive political information was censored, at lease the Chinese can still gain from the powerful search engine, which is famous for its less biased searching result. This is true for China, or every authoritative countries like Tunisia and Iran, if you want to do something more, you have to get into the party otherwise you can only murmur without actions.

The Financial Times mentioned the Global Sullivan Principles, and wished google can apply these principles to make something out of those negative criticizes. Of course, we are looking forward to that. But speaking of the quality of service provided by Google, I will definitely pick it out of those Msn, sohu, and yahoo, at least Google is the latest surrender, and it is less snobbish than its competitors if we take a look at its performance so far.


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