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Google to allow censorship of Blogger content

Posted By admin On February 2, 2012 @ 4:24 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Brendan Sasso
The Hill [1]
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Google quietly revealed earlier this month it will allow censorship in some countries of content on its Blogger service.

The move came shortly before Twitter announced [2] it will allow foreign governments to censor specific Tweets.

On Jan. 9, Google said [3] that users in some countries accessing the Blogger platform will be redirected to a country-specific Web addresses.

“For example, if you’re in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au,” Google explained.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/208059-google-to-allow-censorship-of-blogger-content

[2] Twitter announced: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/207035-twitter-to-allow-censorship-in-other-countries

[3] Google said: http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2402711

[4] Lieberman Wants Google to Take Down Jihadist Content from Blogger: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lieberman-wants-google-to-take-down-jihadist-content-from-blogger.html

[5] Google, Twitter Cave to International Censorship Pressure: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-twitter-cave-to-international-censorship-pressure.html

[6] Concern over Twitter’s country-by-country censorship ability: http://www.prisonplanet.com/concern-over-twitters-country-by-country-censorship-ability.html

[7] Google Announces Massive Algorithm Change, Declares War On Content Farms, Including Demand Media: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-announces-massive-algorithm-change-declares-war-on-content-farms-including-demand-media.html

[8] Google and Blogger Shut Down Sibel Edmonds’ Blog: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-and-blogger-shut-down-sibel-edmonds%e2%80%99-blog.html

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