by CIO Staff

Google Defends Chinese Search Censorship

Jan 26, 20061 min

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Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, defended his company’s decision to censor terms on its website, saying that it was the best way to provide its services in China, Reuters reports.

On Tuesday, Google decided to censor words or phrases from that Chinese government officials might find offensive.

The move is the latest in a slew of corporate agreements between U.S. companies and the Chinese government, in order to ensure access to the booming Chinese market.

“I didn’t think I would come to this conclusion-but eventually I came to the conclusion that more information is better, even if it is not as full as we would like to see it,” Brin said.

Google currently plans to offer only four of its core services in China: Web site search; image search; Google News; and local search.

-Al Sacco