yahoo..microsoft..and google(!)..are among the internet giants actively complicit in operating/enforcing the censorship laws used against chinas’ 100 million internet users….
as noted here..it is one thing to buy some cheap ‘whatevers’ from a chinese company…..
but it is definitely a big step-up to actively engage in state supression on behalf of the chinese government….against the chinese people….
these internet giants will justify/explain/excuse their actions on the grounds they cannot afford not to be in that market…..
this..of course..is much the same rationalisations used by the ford motor company and other american corporations that actively supported/supplied germany…right up ’till pearl harbour..
(it is as specious an excuse for corporate illdoing now as it was then..)
and any claims on the part of these internet giants that they can do nothing about this situation…are a crock….
all they would have to do is to present a unified face to the chinese government….and refuse to continue aiding and abetting the censorship…..
and demand free and open access to the internet…for all users…everywhere…
(with the threat of denied access to …say..chinese government entities..?…if this is not done….that should do the trick..i would think…)
anything less makes a mockery of the high-toned pronouncments of the goals of google and others..eh..?..
they are suddenly seen/painted as being far from any solutions…but being well and truely..part of the problem….
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