Originally published by The Register, 17 March 2010
By Cade Metz
Google’s Chinese search engine was defying local law on Tuesday by returning links involving the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the Xinjiang independence movement, according to a report from NBC News.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company tells NBC that despite its January 12 announcement that it has decided to “no longer” censor search results in China, it is continuing to do so. “”We have not changed our operations,” the web giant said.
Nonetheless, NBC was able to access previously-censored links from Google.cn, including the famous 1989 image of a lone man blocking a line of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square. A search for “tank man” in Chinese characters on the search engine returned just one link to the photo – though several are available from the company’s engine overseas.Continue Reading →