Search Engines Censured for Censorship

Activists want Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft to do more to disclose to Chinese users how and why their searches are being censored

All year, human-rights and free-speech advocates have been chastising big U.S. Internet companies for helping to censor the Internet in China. Critics of Beijing's policies have focused on Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), and Microsoft (MSFT), all of whose search engines operate in China under requirements to filter results from many Web sites related to such things as independence movements in Taiwan and Tibet, democracy advocates, and the Falun Gong religious movement.

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