just compliant when it comes to totalitarian governments that control large markets. Google, wake up, helping keep information from 1.3 billion people in order to preserve the Chinese revenue you enjoy is a shocking example of what Hannah Arendt described as “the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.”
Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said the government had been blocking Google’s English-language Web site (www.news.google.com) for about 10 days, after Google launched a Chinese-language version that removed politically sensitive reports.
“China is censoring Google News to force Internet users to use the Chinese version of the site, which has been purged of the most critical news reports,” Reporters Without Borders said in a statement.
“By agreeing to launch a news service that excludes publications disliked by the government, Google has let itself be used by Beijing,” the organization added.