Google & Youtube = Big Brother? Freedom – Censorship = Good Business.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 30, 2008
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We’ve done mentions on this before, back in our paperful days—did you know Google agrees to censor results on ‘Tiannamen,’ ‘Tibet,’ ‘Dalai Lama,’ even ‘freedom‘ and ‘independence‘ in China? It doesn’t stop there. Today’s NY Times goes into depth on the difficult, un-American balancing act Google ‘has to’ do, from a business point of view, to get itself allowed in various countries. Excerpt:

Voluntary self-regulation means that, for the foreseeable future, Wong and her colleagues will continue to exercise extraordinary power over global speech online. Which raises a perennial but increasingly urgent question: Can we trust a corporation to be good — even a corporation whose informal motto is “Don’t be evil”?


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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