Saturday, September 09, 2006

I think the founder of Wikipedia didn't get the memo. is not censored in China. Google created an alternative version,, which merely removes the links from results that are blocked by China's Great Firewall. In other words, they merely created a less buggy version of and host it at is still uncensored and still available in China. For those in China who just want to be able to use a search engine and not get surprised by constant errors every other time they click a link, Google has made the alternative version available.

In fact, if the founder of Wikipedia just continues to fight, China is likely to keep ALL of Wikipedia blocked. In other words, the founder of Wikipedia is essentially censoring ALL of Wikipedia's information from the Chinese citizens by deciding to battle with the government of China in order to have some good PR in other countries that don't quite fully get the situation at hand.

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