Friday, February 17, 2006

Helping Chinese censors

Cox and Forkum (cartoon right) have updates on yesterday's Congressional hearing in which Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Cisco Systems explained why they've been helping China to suppress dissent.

Republican Rep. Jim Leach suggested that Google had apparently acted "as a functionary of the Chinese government."

"This is astonishing," Leach said.

Meanwhile, our favourite cartoon site also links to a NY Times story that suggests "perhaps the tide is turning against censorship in China: Beijing Censors Taken to Task in Party Circles ."

LINK: Reined In - Cox and Forkum
Beijing Censors Taken to Task in Party Circles - New York Times
And yesterday at Not PC: Bill Gates is a lot less evil than Google

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