03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google Reverses Stance On Bill Backing Internet Freedom

Google has reversed its position on legislation meant to increase Internet freedom in China, even as it threatens to abandon that country over censorship.

Google in 2006 lobbied against the Global Online Freedom Act sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.), but is now supporting legislation that would prevent an Internet company from filtering or blocking basic political or religious terms.

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