Google planning change in China censorship policy?

by admin January 31, 2007 at 11:18 am

Is Google having second thoughts about its decision to allow censorship on its Chinese service? At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the world’s great and good gathered to talk, ski, and do business (not necessarily in that order). During one of the sessions, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, “On a business level, that decision to censor… was a net negative.” It arguably was not a success on the moral level, either, but Brin and co-founder Larry Page have always made clear their distaste for the practice. The issue is how the company should apply local laws in countries like China, and Brin’s comments have led to speculation that Google was planning a change in policy sometime soon.

Full article: Ars Technica