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[liberationtech] Google Bows Down To Chinese Government On Censorship

Maxim Kammerer mk at
Thu Jan 10 04:01:10 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Martin Johnson <greatfire at> wrote:
> Yes, the question is what you call "working well". The censorship-warning
> feature added last year was clearly improving the user experience. Removing
> it worsened the user experience again.

Is this backed up by actual user experiences from China?

“When spoke to a few Chinese residents about the disabled
Google feature, they were not even aware of it because they used VPNs,
demonstrating Google might not be taking into account just how savvy
its users are at all.” [1]

“Sources close to the matter suggest Google pulled the feature because
it was making it more difficult for users to access its search
services. […] However, since the notification feature was implemented,
access to Google’s search engine in China has been blocked more often
than usual […] meaning even fewer users were able to use Google
search.” [2]


Maxim Kammerer
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