China and Google

Google China will Link Searches to Phone Numbers

New leaks regarding Google China and “Project Dragonfly” reveal just how much support for China’s human rights violations Google is providing. Such arrogance on the part of the single largest internet company does not bode well for anyone.

ThinkProgress' Judd Legum

What the Censorship of ThinkProgress Tells Us

Bill Kristol’s “The Weekly Standard” has rightly pointed out ThinkProgress’s lies; but should we really be nominating companies to approve censorship? After all, Approved censors are still censors, whether they work for an authoritarian government or a corporatist, neoliberal/neoconservative media group.

At Least it's not the Goberment

Google: Beyond Good and “Don’t Be Evil”

Unchecked, companies like Google and Twitter are granted carte blanche to do for governments that which we’d never permit our governments to do: they gather and process data at scales an in manners unprecedented in history, and they execute censorship and narrative control through these mechanisms without a second thought to the ramifications of their decisions.

Censorship and Manufactured Consent

Censorship, a Tool of the Media Trusts

It’s not just about abortion, it’s about the next 20 years. Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights. The next two decades it’s gonna be privacy. I’m talking about the Internet.…

The Chinese Flag in front of the Google logo

Google’s Plans for China Are Google’s Plans for Everywhere

Google is developing a censored version of their search engine for China, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. The internet search giant has been working in secret to develop a search app that is compliant with China’s repressive censorship…