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Google says No to AU governments request for heavy censorship

Application DENIED despite services in China/Thai

By Steve Dougherty from Feb 11, 2010 @ 23:22 CST

Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is all about censoring as much material as possible on the internet. He loved every bit of Google's compliance with China's and Thailand's request to have a search filter implemented that restricts people in the country as to what is available for viewing, this including YouTube videos that are in any way relative to euthanisia, safer drug use, violence and crime comitting (incl. painting graffiti etc.)

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In his censor mad efforts to restrict more of whats available down under on the world wide web, Conroy has requested Google voluntarily provide the same filtering service as it does elsewhere. However, Google has replied promptly with a NO, explaining that all of the aforementioned topics are not illegal and YouTube already has its own filtering service that prevents more explicit (RC) rated content from being available.

Google has also indicated its desire to soon pull out of the China due to continuous requests to censor more and more material.

NEWS SOURCES:Theinquirer.net


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