China Blocks Google, Accuses Search Engine of Porn,Vulgar Content

June 25, 2009

(ChattahBox)—As China attempts to censor what it considers, vulgar and pornographic content from Internet users in the vast Communist country, the government is finding itself increasingly at odds with the giant search engine Google. In its latest salvo against Google, it blocked access to the search engine today in Beijing and Shanghai, including the Chinese-language version and Gmail.

Almost immediately following a statement from the Chinese government accusing Google of spreading pornography, access to the search engine “mysteriously” became unavailable. “We have found that the English version of Google.com has spread lots of pornographic, lewd and vulgar content, which is in serious violation of Chinese laws and regulations,” said government spokesman, Qin Gang.

The government just recently targeted the Chinese-language version of Google as rife with pornographic content.

Government officials reportedly demanded that Google officials immediately remove all pornographic content from its search engine. Once the offensive material is removed to their satisfaction, government officials coyly stated that disruption in service problem could be “resolved immediately.”

China just recently announced to much criticism, of a new policy to equip all computers in the country with Web-filtering software, to censor what it considers lewd and pornographic content.

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2 Responses to “China Blocks Google, Accuses Search Engine of Porn,Vulgar Content”

  1. Christos Constantinou on June 25th, 2009 10:35 am

    This is not just censoring paranoia. The Chinese government cannot make money from Google, but it can tax Baidu, which is most likely their true motive here. Baidu is more than half the size of Google in terms of users and it is growing along with the Chinese Internet population, which is now much larger than the entire 303 million people in the US.

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