China's internet censorship should not be condoned. But Google is not the champion of our moral values, nor should it be asked to be. The responsibility lies with us, through our elected officials and through our own actions.
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If there was a global I.S.P. in the sky, it would be difficult to restrict internet access. So why not do it? A free internet is a means by which citizens can share their stories with the world.
Although Google's decision to stop censoring search results is commendable, it is unlikely to have any major implications on China's extensive filtering practices.
Does a company with a stated corporate goal of "Don't Be Evil" really deserve praise for finally pulling the plug on its longstanding cooperation with the Great Firewall? I think not.
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