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Friday, June 01, 2012

Google Offers Chinese Users New Feature to Detect Censorship Trigger Words

Search giant Google said it will show warnings to users in mainland China who are searching a topic that can trigger the regime’s Internet blockade. 

“By prompting people to revise their queries, we hope to reduce these disruptions and improve our user experience from mainland China,” wrote Alan Eustace, a senior vice president with the Mountain View, California-based company in a blog post on late Thursday.

Over the years, China has had a tight grip on its Internet, censoring terms related to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Falun Gong, blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, sensitive rumors, and other terms.

More: The Epoch Times

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