Google May Reverse Course On China?

From Mercury News:

“Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course”

Obviously, Google have taken a lot of heat over the decision to accommodate Chinese censorship demands. Brin’s statements in that article appear to be out of context, so a little hard to determine exactly what is happening.

It will be very interesting to see what happens next. And even more interesting to see if Yahoo! and MSN also make a stand on principle.

  1. John ScottJohn Scott06-07-2006

    How damn hard can it be for Google to say “No”? Oh, I guess it becomes harder when money is involved and the decision makers have no morality.

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo06-07-2006

    I think you can tell, deep down, they aren’t comfortable with it.

    I can see both sides. They’re dealing with some weighty questions, and running one of the worlds most influential companies. Not easy. I don’t think they’re immoral. I think the issue is complex. After all, there is a lot of regular trade occuring, so does that also represent tacit support?

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