Google Filtering Chinese Search Results

By Deane Barker on September 29, 2004

Google bows to Chinese censorship: I guess it’s inevtiable that company this visible would get embroiled in so many disputes. Sometimes it seems like they can’t win.

Google Inc.’s recently launched news service in China doesn’t display results from Web sites blocked by that country’s authorities, raising prickly questions for an online search engine that has famously promised to “do no evil.”

Dynamic Internet Technology Inc., a research firm striving to defeat online censorship, conducted tests that found Google omits results from the government-banned sites if search requests are made through computers connecting to the Internet in China.