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Professor Hazlett Comments on An Internet Filtering Paradox Involving Google in China

Professor Thomas Hazlett  writes about recent developments with Google's introduction of China-based search services.  Here, Google is being criticized because they "have removed some content from the search results available on Google.cn" according to a message from the company itself.

Google's beautiful China paradox. By Thomas Hazlett. In: Financial Times, January 25, 2005

Excerpt:
Google's capitulation to China's "internet-filtering technology" — in its deal to launch a China-based version of its internet search service that will actively censor results — outwardly looks like the sort of bargain a money-grubbing capitalist strikes with the devil. In some respects it is. But therein lies its paradoxical beauty. [...]